Jk rowling, however, was not lost in her world of fantasy, and remained strong enough to face the bitter realities of life the beneficiaries of her philanthropic endeavors can attest to her generosity she is certainly no recluse harry potter's hard-to-top success certainly proved jo's worth as a writer on the other hand, the. Joanne rowling (born july 31, 1965), who goes by the pen name jk rowling, is a british author and screenwriter best known for her seven-book harry potter the children's fantasy novel became an international hit and rowling became an international literary sensation in 1999 when the first three. Joanne rowling was born on 31st july 1965 at yate general hospital just outside bristol, and grew up in gloucestershire in england and in chepstow, gwent, in south-east wales her father, peter, was an aircraft engineer at the rolls royce factory in bristol and her mother, anne, was a science technician in the chemistry. From anglo-saxon poets to the incomparable jk rowling, here's our tour of britain's best writers from the distant past to the present day it's hard to know where to begin when describing the works of possibly the most famous writer of all time, william shakespeare also known simply as “the bard”. Biographies of famous writers, authors, poets and playwrights from homer to shakespeare and modern authors, such as orwell, jane austen, jkrowling balzac was an influential realist writer who created characters of moral ambiguity – often based on his own real-life examples his greatest work. Learn more about her life and work jk rowling, in full joanne kathleen rowling, (born july 31, 1965, yate, near bristol, england), british author, creator of the popular and critically acclaimed harry the seventh and final novel in the series, harry potter and the deathly hallows, was released in 2007.
This book is supposed to be a complete reference work for all seven harry potter novels february 2009 - french president nicolas sarkozy presents the legion of honor award to rowling june 2009 - rowling and her british publisher, bloomsbury, are named in a lawsuit filed in london when relatives for. Jk rowling is the author of the seven harry potter novels, which have sold over 450 million copies and have been translated into 79 languages, and three companion books originally published for charity she has also written the casual vacancy, a novel for adults, and, under the pseudonym robert galbraith, is the. She was the first person to become a billionaire from writing novels alan rickman dies: british giant of stage and screen dies of cancer aged 69 - latest jk rowling initially wrote and illustrated just seven handmade copies of book, which she produced as thank you gifts to six people who helped her.
We dig deeper into all things jk rowling and uncover a few inspiring, captivating and amusing facts you may not know about the brilliant author it is hard to overstate what she meant to a small, plain girl called jo, who had a hot temper and a burning ambition to be a writer, rowling told the new york. Something of a publishing phenomenon, j k rowling (born 1966) has sold more than a quarter-billion books from her series of novels about a british boy in 1996, while its author was working as a french teacher in edinburgh, bloomsbury published harry potter and the philosopher's stone, having picked up rowling's.
The harry potter writer has had a magical life jk rowling — born joanne rowling — grew up in gloucestershire, england, and always knew she wanted to be an author an early family rowling discussed her work at amnesty international for her 2008 harvard university commencement speech. The author of the harry potter magical fantasy series is joanne jo rowling j k rowling she has also gone by the pen name of robert galbraith a british ( yale, gloucestershire) novelist and screen writer, she is the author of the best selling book series in history - having written seven books on the life and times of the. Joanne jo rowling, obe frsl (born 31 july, 1965 in yate), commonly known as jk rowling (pronunciation: rolling) is an english fiction writer and film choose to identify not only with the powerful, but with the powerless if you retain the ability to imagine yourself into the lives of those who do not have your advantages,.
Jk 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 she also writes novels for adults, including crime novels under the pen name robert galbraith jk rowling lives in.
You may be a harry potter fanatic, but how much do you know about the author jk rowling herself however, as a teenager she lived in a grade ii listed cottage in gloucestershire, which she states was not a particularly happy time in my life, due to 'jk rowling's snob claim is a work of pure fiction. But this is exactly what happened to the cork-born writer lt meade, who died 100 years ago today and who was the jk rowling of her day like the meade's books may not have remained in print, but her legacy lives on in the readers who grew up adoring her work and became authors in their own right. Rowling admits to having been a bit of a daydreamer as a child and began writing stories at the age of six after leaving exeter university, where she read french and classics, she started work as a teacher but daydreamed about becoming a writer one day, stuck on a delayed train for four hours between manchester and.