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Stephen King: 'Keep Harry Potter Alive'

Aug 02, 2006 | 5:37am EDT

Top authors John Irving and Stephen King are launching a campaign to prevent J.K. Rowling from killing off boy wizard Harry Potter in her next book.

The World According to Garp writer Irving and King, famed for his best-selling gory horror stories, have developed a soft spot for Potter, and are confident they can persuade Rowling to keep the magical teen alive for many more books to come.

At a New York press conference, where the three authors were staging a charity reading, Irving said, "My fingers are crossed for Harry."

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