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J.K. Rowling reveals a grown-up Harry Potter

In a new story on her website Pottermore, J.K. Rowling reveals what Harry Potter and his companions are up to in their post-Hogwarts, adult life.

The story doesn't take the traditional Harry Potter format — it's written in the voice of the series' prominent gossip columnist, Rita Skeeter. As in her novels, Rowling uses Skeeter to take a thinly-veiled stab at tabloid media.

Skeeter describes Harry, now 34, as having "threads of silver" in his hair, in addition to a mysterious cut. Ron, similarly, has hair that's "thinning slightly," according to Skeeter. Along with Ron, Hermione, and his family, Harry is attending the Quidditch World Cup, where Skeeter desperately tries to find tension among the friends that just isn't there.

To read the full story, you'll need to sign up for a Pottermore account, and then check the story out here.