Rowling was born on july 31 of 1965 in yate, gloucestershire, england. K rowlings explained why she didnt use her real name when. But during this trying time rowling still found the energy to chip away at the book. Rowling, is a british author, film producer, television producer, screenwriter, and philanthropist. Rowling, before her remarriage, her name was joanne rowling.
Rowling is one of the several pen names including robert galbraith of the british author and filmmaker whose birth name is joanne rowling. Rowling explains the reason behind her pen name teen vogue. Newt scamander fantastic beasts and where to find them. Rowling continues to write the cormoran strike series under the name of. Tiny 31page harry potter book handwritten by jk rowling. Jk rowling turned down by 12 publishers before finding. They met on a train as it left kings cross station in london. The sorting hat is one of the cleverest enchanted objects most witches and wizards will ever meet. She was told by publishers that young boys might be less likely to read a book penned by a woman and that she should use initials instead.
Lethal white is the name of a fatal birth abnormality in horses, but ill leave it to. The pronunciation of this authors name has been verified by the publisher. Also what happened after she wrote harry potter and how she is now. Rowling was born joanne rowling on july 31, 1965, in yate, england. Why did jk rowling decide to go with her initials for her pen name.
Along with the three companion books written for charity, the series has sold over 500 million copies, been translated into 80 languages, and made into eight blockbuster films. The first book in the harry potter series, harry potter and the philosophers stone 1997. No the famed harry potter author had to get creative when inspiration struck. Rearranging books is a very soothing lockdown activity, and needless to say. Rowling was released in mid1997 and the series of novels is shelved as fantasy genre. Apr 07, 2019 jk rowling finished the seventh and final harry potter book, harry potter and the deathly hallows, at the balmoral hotel. Rowling is of course the infamous english author, who wrote the harry potter series of books i still prefer enid blyton. Joanne rowling ch, obe, honfrse, frcpe, frsl better known by her pen. Jk rowling shares glimpse into her magical library. Due to the popularity of the books, rowling has become very wealthy. Jk rowling revealed as author of the cuckoos calling. Rowling said she was feeling distracted at home and wanted to get away for a little while to finish the ending. Rowling lives in edinburgh with her husband and three. The author, whose real name is joanne, captioned the clip.
Rowling reportedly wrote the first two harry potter books in this. Rowling is the author of the muchloved series of seven harry potter novels, originally published between 1997 and 2007. Rowling leads today is so foreign from the one she led in the 1990s that even her name has changed. Probably the most famous author in the world, rowling was the first author to become a billionaire. Fans and theorists to this day spend time cooking up new theories. Another addition to the jk rowling books list is this special hogwarts library book which is mentioned in several harry potte books. Places where jk rowling wrote harry potter in edinburgh. She is best known for writing the harry potter fantasy series, which has won multiple awards and sold more than 500 million copies, becoming the bestselling book. While an account named dumbledores beard tm posted. Read a full biography of harry potter author, joanne rowling, and find out more about what inspired her to write the 7 harry potter books at. Youll never believe where jk rowling first wrote the names.
J k rowling biography joanne kathleen rowling born july 31, 1965. Rowling has 249 books on goodreads with 17917571 ratings. Jk rowling was born joanne rowling in the town of yate, gloucestershire in 1965. Rearranging books is a very soothing lockdown activity, and needless to. On february 3, 2000, classrooms across america went online to ask author j. It wasnt until she started writing that she added the k to her name, which stands for kathleen, a madeup middle name, as she was not given one at birth.
Rowling simple english wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Jk rowling shares glimpse into her magical home library. It was added at her publishers request, who thought a book by an obviously female author might not appeal to the target audience of young boys. Rowlings dog is named for three famous woman writers, i feel a lot better about this world in. Jul 15, 20 jk rowling s publisher changed her name on the first harry potter book cover from joanne to jk because they believed that girls did not care who had written a book, but boys would not buy a book. On top of the harry potter series, jk rowling has written a few supplemental books that tie in to the harry potter. Rowlings life and the troubles she had before she became famous. Finally, in 1995, rowling completed the manuscript for harry potter and the philosophers stone later known in.
Over the years fans have come up with a theory about. Her publishers asked that she use two initials rather than her full name, anticipating that the target audience of young boys might not want to read a book written by a woman. Robert galbraith the cuckoos calling and the silkworm. Jk rowling secretly wrote a book under a different name. Her publisher recommended a genderneutral pen name. Check out the post on jk rowlings character naming process. Jul 14, 20 while an account named dumbledores beard tm posted. The series has sold more than 500 million copies and was adapted into a. Jk rowling publishes crime novel under false name books.
She also writes novels for adults, including crime novels under the pen name robert galbraith. Jk rowling uses her initials instead of her name heres why. Rowling names her characters you can follow any responses to this entry through the rss 2. Harry potter and the order of pheonix was published in 2003 and sold 5 million copies in just 24 hours. Rowling continues to write the crime series under the galbraith pseudonym to keep the. According to the faq section of robert galbraiths website where you can also find answers to related questions, like why have you chosen to write these crime novels and why under a pseudonym. Rowling their burning questions about harry potter. Martin amis talks about the burden of his famous surname. Her very first potter book, harry potter and the philosophers stone was released all the way. Jk rowling joanne rowling is a british novelist, philanthropist, film producer, television producer and screenwriter. Youll never believe where jk rowling first wrote the. The story of harry potter and the order of phoenix follows the unreliability of the government of the magical world to the rise of ron weasley as the keeper of the gryffindor. She is the author of the bestselling harry potter series of seven books, published between 1997 and 2007, which have sold over 500 million copies worldwide in more than 200 countries and translated into 80 languages, and have been turned into eight blockbuster films.
My publisher, who published harry potter, they said to me, we think this is a book that will. Places where jk rowling wrote harry potter in edinburgh scotland. Jk rowling revealed as author of the cuckoos calling bbc. She is renowned most notably for the harry potter series whose featured character is harry potter. Apr 09, 2019 it is the fifth and the longest book on the jk rowling book series.
Jul 14, 20 fans of harry potter author jk rowling who cant get enough might want to check out a new detective novel by robert galbraith. How did jk rowling name her harry potter characters. Jk rowling finished the seventh and final harry potter book, harry potter and the deathly hallows, at the balmoral hotel. She is best known for writing the harry potter fantasy series. Like the science covered in the book, neil shubins some assembly required is. Rowlings original intention for writing as robert galbraith was for the. Rowling wasnt sitting in her study, impatiently writing and crossing out names for the hogwarts houses. Now robert galbraiths true identity is widely known, j. Jk rowlings the casual vacancy has critics in a muggle of magic metaphors published. Rowling, is a british author and screenwriter best known for her sevenbook harry potter childrens book series.
Rowling has also written books under what first name. K rowling has called out a classic gryffindor character after he publicly defected to slytherin. Rowling is because her publishing company feared that teenagers wouldn. Fans of harry potter author jk rowling who cant get enough might want to check out a new detective novel by robert galbraith. How she went from single mom to harry potter author. The book was first published by bloomsbury childrens books in june 1997, under the name j. Rowling has spoken often in the past about using everything from baby name books to graveyards, history to literature to influence her various monikers. She also writes crime fiction under the pen name robert galbraith. Rowling has revealed her favourite fan theory about everyones favourite headteacher, professor dumbledore. Joanne rowling was born in yate, near bristol, a few miles south of a town called dursley harry potters mugglefamily. Feb 21, 2017 sometimes it doesnt take much to turn a bad day into a heckin wonderful one. While explaining why she writes under her initials, j. Jul 10, 2017 while explaining why she writes under her initials, j. Seventeen years since the first film was released, people really cant get enough of the wizarding world of harry potter.
The worst that can happen is that everyone says, thats shockingly bad harry potter sold millions and made her one of the richest women in the world. It turns out that rowling and galbraith are one and the same, reports. Just before she turned 2 years old, her sister dianne was born. Her father peter rowling was an engineer for rolls royce in bristol at this time. It literally contains the intelligence of the four founders, can speak through a rip near its brim and is skilled at legilimency, which enables it to look into the wearers head and divine his or her capabilities or mood. Jul 11, 2017 why did jk rowling decide to go with her initials for her pen name. Jk rowling shares glimpse into her magical home library and. The cuckoos calling a cormoran strike novel 1 mass market paperback september 22, 2015. J k rowling books biography and list of works author of harry. If you are the author, or personally familiar with the author, and disagree, please tell us. The last book of the series, harry potter and the deathly hallows, was released on 21 july 2007. Her progenitors are peter james rowling and anne rowling. The first harry potter book, harry potter and the philosophers stone, was. Sometimes it doesnt take much to turn a bad day into a heckin wonderful one.
Quidditch through the ages is a nonfiction book about the history of quidditch that harry and friends read at the hogwarts school which is written under the name of kennerlworthy whisp. Rowling is the author of the harry potter series, one of the most successful book series ever in the history of humankind. Rowling watches the ladies singles first round match between serena williams of the united states of america and mandy minella of luxembourg on day two of the wimbledon lawn tennis championships at the all england. The balmoral hotel is a 5star 19th century luxury hotel located next to the waverley train station in edinburgh. Rowling is best known as the british author of the harry potter series, the bestselling book series in history with more than 400 million copies sold and one of the most popular movie series of all time. Rowling and robert galbraith, is a british novelist, philanthropist. Rowlings original intention for writing as robert galbraith was for the books to be judged on their own merit, and to establish galbraith as a wellregarded name in crime in its own right. Jk rowlings publisher changed her name on the first harry potter book cover from joanne to jk because they believed that girls did not care who had written a. K rowlings explained why she didnt use her real name. Rowling, the authors middle initial is nonexistent in her legal name. After harry potter, the author chose crime fiction for her next books, a genre she has. The k stands for kathleen, her paternal grandmothers name.485 1347 1386 1406 1352 369 617 1268 1433 1058 62 325 502 1292 306 966 917 49 1115 705 93 1453 1222 591 1147 5 1173 961 596 1035