As the woman with the keys to the magical kingdom that is the Harry Potter universe, JK Rowling’s often asked more questions than any muggle could handle.
And she replies to as many of them as possible with grace and humour, because she’s lovely and creative and really appreciates fans of the novels. Just look at the 21 burning Harry Potter questions she answered AFTER the books were published for a shining example.
But the author has her limits, and deems some questions just too much to handle. You might say they’re the “unforgivable questions” that the author just can’t be dealing with – like ‘is the Cursed Child a prequel?’
— Dan F. (@avatar81) February 11, 2016
Or this. Never, ever ask her this.
— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) February 11, 2016
Oh, and in case you missed it, The Cursed Child book isn’t a novel.
And The Cursed Child play isn’t a prequel.