J.K Rowling

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BiographyJoanne Rowling was born on July 31, 1965 in Yate,Gloucestershire.She has an younger sister named Dianne.Her father was an aircraft engineer and her mother was a science technician.Rowling graduated from Exeter University in 1986 and moved to London.Her mother died in December 1990 which greatly impacted her writing. Rowling then moved to Portugal, met Jorge Arantes, got married, and had her daughter Jessica Isabel.After her divorce, she moved to Edinburgh to continue to write Harry Potter and the Philospher's Stone.Rowling married Neil Murray in 2001 and had two more children David and Mackenzie.She still resides in the United Kingdom with her family.Rowling is a very active philanthropist. Teacher Resources

InterestingsFactsRowling found her love of writing at a young age. Rowling was not accepted into Oxford University.After graduating from Exeter University, Rowling moved to London to work at Amnesty International.The story of a young boy attending a school of wizardry became a full idea on a delayed train ride from Manchester to London.JK Rowling went through a divorce, the death of her mother, and living in poverty while she wrote Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone in 1997. During the period of her mother's death and divorce she became depressed. But then felt inspired to dedicate all of her time to writing Harry Potter.The character Hermione Granger was based on herself as a teenager. 12 Publishing houses turned down the manuscript for Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone.Scholastic Publishing company won the auction to be able to publish the story in the United States for $105,000.Rowling wrote the final chapter of the final book as one of the first things she did in the series.The last four Harry Potter books are the fastest sold books in history.The Harry Potter Book series is worth $15 Billion.Rowling was the first person to become a US billionaire by writing books. The Harry Potter books have been turned into very successful movies under the guidance of Rowling.Rowling has written other books under the pen name Robert Galbraith.

JK Rowling

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Literary WorksHarry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone 1997Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets 1998Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban 1999Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire 2000Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix 2003Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince 2005Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows 2007Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Quidditch Through the AgesThe Tales of Beedle the Bard The Cuckoo's Calling The SilkwormCareer of Evil

J.K.RowlingThe mind behind the magicContact:J.K. Rowlingc/o Scholastic557 BroadwayNew York, NY 10012


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