J K Rowling to launch new 'Harry Potter' short story for Halloween

London: Author J.K. Rowling is set to release a new 'Harry Potter' short story for Halloween.

The author has made 'Harry Potter' fans excited as she recently announced that a new “Harry Potter” short story will be released on Halloween.

The upcoming story, around 1700 words, will focus on the spiteful Hogwarts professor Dolores Umbridge, who first appeared in “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix,” which was published in 2003, reports

The witch is well known for forcing Harry to scar himself on the hand while he reportedly wrote the sentence, "I must not tell lies" with a Blood Quill.

"Umbridge is not only one of the most malicious Potter characters, she is the only person other than Lord Voldemort to leave a permanent physical scar on Harry," said the update posted to on Oct 24.

"The new exclusive J.K. Rowling content provides a rich, 1,700-word back story about Umbridge's life filled with many new details, as well as Rowling's revealing first-person thoughts and reflections about the character."

Professor Umbridge was portrayed by British actress Imelda Staunton in the film series, first appearing in 2007.

This will be the latest spin-off of 'Harry Potter' that Rowling will have released since publishing another short story in July, which was a 1,500 word tale depicting the adult lives of the young wizard, Hermione Granger and Ron Weasley, many years after their storied adventures, reuniting at the 2014 Quidditch World Cup, all aged 34.

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