Listen up Harry Potter fans! Want to know what happened before Harry Potter and the Scorcerer's Stone? J.K. Rowling will be auctioning off an 800-word short story which is a prequel to the first book. It will benfit the English PEN and the Dyslexia Action organizations.
Here's what J.K. had to say:
The good news for Potter fans who will not be able to bid at the auction is that you will be able to read the short story (along with amazing contributions from Doris Lessing, Margaret Atwood, Tom Stoppard, Irvine Welsh, Sebastian Faulks, Axel Scheffler, Lauren Child, Nick Hornby, Neil Gaiman, Lisa Appignanesi, Richard Ford, and Michael Rosen) by purchasing a book of facsimiles, which will be available in August. The proceeds from this book, too, will go to the charities.