Buzzing: Rowling returns with e-books

Rowling returns with e-books

British author J.K. Rowling is delving back into the world of Harry Potter in three short e-books with new stories about some of her characters from the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

Her digital publisher Pottermore said on Wednesday it would release the series, Pottermore Presents, starting from Sept 6. The new stories are about characters including Potter's potions master Horace Slughor and Ministry of Magic bureaucrat Dolores Umbridge.

McCartney working on new album

Paul McCartney is back in the studio working on a new album, his new label Capitol Records said on Wednesday as it announced a worldwide recording deal with the Beatles legend.

The 74-year-old called the new contract, which encompasses his entire post-Beatles catalogue, "genuinely exciting".

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 19, 2016, with the headline 'Buzzing'. Print Edition | Subscribe