J. K. Rowling
J. K. Rowling
J. K. Rowling is the pen name for Joanne Rowling OBE who is a British author; best known for her ‘Harry Potter’ series, which began in 1997 with Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. As well as this seven book series she has also written two books specifically for Comic Relief which are based on the Harry Potter novels, Fantastic Beasts and where to Find Them and Quidditch through the Ages. Her first book outside of the ‘Harry Potter’ series, The Tales of Beedle the Bard, was released in 2008.
The Harry Potter novels are prize-winning and consistently on the bestseller lists and have now sold over 250 million copies worldwide. Originally published as an author for children and still primarily so, J. K. Rowling has generated huge popular appeal for her books in an unprecedented fashion. She was the first children’s author to be voted the BA Author of the Year, and also to win the British Book Awards Author of the Year. Films of the ‘Harry Potter’ series by Warner Brothers have been released to huge success.
Fans of Harry Potter are all over the world, including the film adaptations.
- Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J. K. Rowling. During his third year at Hogwarts School for Witchcraft and Wizardry, Harry Potter must confront the devious and dangerous wizard responsible for his parents’ deaths.
- Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J. K. Rowling. A teenager pitching headfirst into the world of near-adulthood, Harry returns to Hogwarts for his fourth year.
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J. K. Rowling. ‘His hand closed automatically around the fake Horcrux, but in spite of everything, in spite of the dark and twisting path he saw stretching ahead for himself, in spite of the final meeting with Voldemort he knew must come, whether in a month, in a year, or in ten, he felt his heart lift at the thought that there…”.