March 24th, 2008

Whale fluke

J.K. Rowling: Dementors inspired by depression

J.K. Rowling speaks about the depression and suicidal thoughts she experienced in the Nineties, before her writing career took off, and adds that the Dementors were inspired by her depression. Also, she added:
I have never been remotely ashamed of having been depressed. Never. What's to be ashamed of? I went through a really rough time and I am quite proud that I got out of that.
Thank you for speaking out, Ms. Rowling.