BBC NEWS | Entertainment | Arts | Pratchett anger at Rowling's rise"Author Terry Pratchett has complained that the status of Harry Potter author JK Rowling is being elevated "at the expense of other writers."Pratchett makes some good points, but that first comment makes it sound as if he's just jealous.
That's ridiculous. At least in libraries, Rowling is helping to get other fantasy writers read. We do booklists along the lines of "While you're waiting for Harry" and "If you like Harry Potter, you'll like..." and people actually ask for the books on the list. They're discovering new authors. Rowling has helped revitalize fantasy, especially for fantasy that crosses the generations.
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