J K Rowling is pretty active on Twitter, and often enough releases new canon information there.

However, the vast majority of her tweets are completely unrelated to Harry Potter.

Is there any complete list of all of her Harry Potter related tweets?

While not necessary, compiling an extensive list yourself is also good :-)


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This list should be complete as of December 2016, though it is very possible that some tweets were missed.

This list was started by @Alexwchan using some Python scripts that used the Twitter API to get a complete list of JK Rowling’s tweets. Those scripts, in a very rough form, are on GitHub. This answer is now a community wiki. People should feel free to update it.

In order to properly fit everything with links, this has been divided into two separate answers. This one will only focus on the tweets which aren't related to the Fantastic Beasts film.

Per Accio Quote rules, only information in quotation marks is from JKR herself – everything else is my paraphrasing. Links throughout.

A complete copy of the original text of all of the tweets has been compiled elsewhere (1, 2, 3, 4, 5).




Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

This is a play happening in London, announced on Twitter. It will not be a movie.

JK Rowling


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    Different approach from me, but same basic way of trudging through it all. Did you seriously manually go through 2,500 tweets this fast, though? Impressive! Mar 5, 2016 at 22:12
  • @JanusBahsJacquet Just heavy triage, and pruning in batches – it takes <1s to reject a lot of tweets, you're left with a much smaller pool of possibles to look through afterwards. Took make an hour and a half to get a list of useful tweets?
    – alexwlchan
    Mar 6, 2016 at 6:45
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    Guess I really need to get back and finish this, huh? :)
    – alexwlchan
    Jul 12, 2016 at 6:22
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    Little preview of what I spent some of this evening working on: i.stack.imgur.com/yw6ah.png. Expect updates to this answer by the end of this week.
    – alexwlchan
    Jul 12, 2016 at 21:10
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    @ibid I just discovered that a bounty awarded to this answer will still go to Alex, even though the answer is CW. Just in case you still want to give him one :-)
    – Rand al'Thor
    Jul 24, 2016 at 21:47

This answer will focus just on the tweets related to the Fantastic Beasts movie. Up-to-date as of the end of 2016.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

This is the new film series based on the book of the same name, due for release in November 2016. The film series is a prequel (She says this a few times.) to Harry Potter.

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