Important news for J.K. Rowling diehards. The Harry Potter author has a new book out right now. It’s called Very Good Lives: The Fringe Benefits of Failure and the Importance of Imagination, and contains the text of the commencement speech she gave in 2008 at Harvard University.
So no, it’s not about Harry and his magical brethren, but it does include plenty of uplifting nuggets and words of wisdom. Sales from the book (available both digitally and in hardcover) will benefit J.K.’s Lumos charity, as well as financial aid programs at Harvard.
“Drawing from stories of her own postgraduate years, the world-famous author addresses some of life’s most important issues with acuity and emotional force,” the book’s publisher says on its website .
“In Very Good Lives, J.K. Rowling asks the profound and provocative questions: How can we embrace failure? And how can we use our imagination to better both ourselves and others?” Sounds inspirational! If only it also answered the question “Will there ever be another Harry Potter book?”