JK ROWLING : Harry Potter books

JK ROWLING : Harry Potter books

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 Joanne "Jo" Rowling, OBE, FRSL  (born 31 July 1965),  better known as J. K. Rowling,  is a British novelist, best known as the author of the Harry Potter fantasy series. In October 2010, J. K. Rowling was named "Most Influential Woman in Britain 'by leading magazine editors. On February 23, 2012, Little, Brown & Company Announced it would publish Rowling's first novel for adults

Although she writes under the pen name "JK Rowling", pronounced like rolling (IPA roʊlɪŋ),  her name when her first Harry Potter book was published was simply "Joanne Rowling".  During the Inquiry Leveson she gave evidence under the name of Joanne Kathleen Rowling.

Rowling was born to Peter James Rowling and Anne Rowling (née Volant), on 31 July 1965 in Yate, Gloucestershire, England, 10 miles (16 km) Northeast of Bristol.  Her mother Anne was half-French, half-Scottish .

Rowling's sister Dianne  was born at Their home when Rowling was 23 months old.  The family moved to the nearby village Winterbourne when Rowling was four. She Attended St. Michael's Primary School, a school founded by abolitionist William Wilberforce and education reformer Hannah More.

As a child, Rowling wrote fantasy stories Often, the which she would usually then read to her sister.  Rowling's Mitford Became heroine, and Rowling subsequently read all of her books.  Rowling has said of her Adolescence, "Hermione [A bookish, know-it-all Harry Potter character ] is loosely based on me. Ron Weasley [Harry Potter's best friend] is a living portrait of Sean, but he really is very Sean-ish."

After working at Amnesty International in London, Rowling and her then-boyfriend Decided to move to Liverpool.

In December of that year, Rowling's mother Died, after ten years Suffering from multiple sclerosis. Rowling commented, "I was writing Harry Potter at the moment my mother died. I had never told her about Harry Potter."

Rowling then moved to Porto in Portugal to teach English as a foreign language. In December 1993, Rowling and her daughter moved to be near Rowling's sister in Edinburgh, Scotland
. During this period Rowling was diagnosed with clinical depression, and contemplated suicide.

Seven years after graduating from university, Rowling saw herself as "the biggest failure I Knew." - J. K. Rowling's Harvard commencement address, 2008.

The Following summer the world was introduced to Harry Potter.

Dr. Jo married. The Books

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone was published by Arthur A. Levine Books / Scholastic in September 1998.

The first three Harry Potter books Occupied the top three spots on Numerous adult bestseller lists.

The fifth book in the series, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, was published in Britain, the USA, Canada and Australia on June 21, 2003. It is the longest in the series - 766 pages - and broke the records set by Harry Potter & the Goblet of Fire as the fastest selling book in history.

The seventh and final book in the series, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, was published in the UK, U.S. and other English speaking countries on July 21, 2007. The Harry Potter books are distributed in over 200 territories, are translated into 68 languages ​​and have sold over 400 million copies worldwide.

In 2006, Jo was Winner of the Nibbie's (Children's Book of the Year) for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. Most recently, Jo received the 2008 British Book Awards' Lifetime Achievement Award.

Jo has honorary degrees from Harvard University, Dartmouth College, New Hampshire, USA, University of Exeter, University of St Andrews, Napier University, Edinburgh, and University of Edinburgh.


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"The Elephant House" - one of the cafés in Edinburgh in the which Rowling wrote the first Harry Potter novel.

In 1995, Rowling finished her manuscript for Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone on an old manual typewriter. Although Bloomsbury Agreed to publish the book, Cunningham says That he advised Rowling to get a day job, since she had little chance of making money in children's books. Rowling has said she "nearly Died" when she heard the news. Five months later, the book won its first award, a Nestlé Smarties Book Prize. In February, the novel won the prestigious British Book Award for Children's Book of the Year, and later, the Children's Book Award.

In December 1999, the third novel, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, won the Smarties Prize, making Rowling the first person to win the award three times running. She later withdrew the fourth Harry Potter novel from contention to allow other books a fair chance. [63] Rowling was named author of the year in the 2000 British Book Awards . Rowling later admitted writing the book That was a chore.

The sixth book, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, was released on 16 July 2005. In 2006, the Half-Blood Prince received the Book of the Year prize at the British Book Awards.

The title of the seventh and final Harry Potter book was Revealed 21 December 2006 to be Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows was released on 21 July 2007 (12:01 BST) and broke its predecessor's record as the fastest-selling book of all time. It was entitled J K Rowling ... A Year In The Life and showed her returning to her old Edinburgh Tenement flat where she lived, and completed the first Harry Potter book. Harry Potter is now a global brand worth an estimated £ 7 billion ($ 15 billion), and the last four Harry Potter books have consecutively set records as the fastest-selling books in history.
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In October 1998, Warner Bros. purchased the film rights to the first two novels for a seven-figure sum. A film adaptation of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone was released on 16 November 2001, and Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets on 15 November 2002. 4 June 2004 saw the release of the film version of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, directed by Alfonso Cuarón. The film of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix was released on 11 July 2007. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince was released on 15 July 2009. Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter) asked her if Harry Died at any point in the series; Rowling answered him by saying, "You have a death scene", thereby not explicitly answering the question. Rowling, producers David Heyman and David Barron, along with directors David Yates, Mike Newell and Alfonso Cuarón collected Michael Balcon Award for the Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema at the 2011 British Academy Film Awards in honor of the Harry Potter film franchise. Rowling's and Murray's son, David Gordon Rowling Murray, was born on 24 March 2003. Rowling's youngest child, daughter Mackenzie Jean Rowling Murray, to whom she dedicated Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, was born on 23 January 2005. In 2009 Rowling was awarded the Legion d'honneur by French President Nicolas Sarkozy.
Subsequent writing

Rowling has Stated That she plans to continue writing
. In 2006, Rowling Revealed That she had finished writing a few short stories and another children's book (a "political fairy story") about a monster, aimed at a younger audience than Harry Potter readers.

Rowling has said she will be writing an Encyclopaedia of Harry Potter's Wizarding World consisting of Various unpublished material and notes. In November 2007, Rowling said she That was working on another book, a" half-finished book for children that i think will probably be the next thing I publish. "In March 2008 , Rowling confirmed That her "political fairy tale" for children was nearing completion.

In June 2011, Rowling's Harry Potter Announced That future projects, and all electronic downloads, would be concentrated in a new website, called Pottermore.

On February 23, 2012, Rowling's agency, The Blair Partnership Announced on its website That Rowling was set to publish a new book targeted at adults.

JK ROWLING : Harry Potter books

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