J.K. Rowling


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in Yate, South Gloucestershire, England, The United Kingdom
July 31, 1965

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See also: Robert Galbraith
Although she writes under the pen name J.K. Rowling, pronounced like rolling, her name when her first Harry Potter book was published was simply Joanne Rowling. Anticipating that the target audience of young boys might not want to read a book written by a woman, her publishers demanded that she use two initials, rather than her full name. As she had no middle name, she chose K as the second initial of her pen name, from her paternal grandmother Kathleen Ada Bulgen Rowling. She calls herself Jo and has said, "No one ever called me 'Joanne' when I was young, unless they were angry." Following her marriage, she has sometimes used the name Joanne Murray when conducting personal business. During the Leveson Inquiry she
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Listen to J.K. Rowling Talking to Poet Laureate Simon Armitage

J.K. Rowling will join Simon Armitage on his BBC Radio 4 programme, The Poet Laureate Has Gone to His Shed on Saturday 24th July at 7.15pm.

In the shed, J.K. Rowling discusses the joys and the pains of writing with fellow author Simon Armitage, explaining how she picked up a pen to start again after the huge success of the Harry Potter series.

She also brings a very special ‘show and tell’ into the

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“If you want to know what a man's like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.”
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

“It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.”
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

“It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live.”
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

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What’s your favorite “Harry Potter” book? Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Harry Potter, #1) by J.K. Rowling Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Harry Potter, #2) by J.K. Rowling Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Harry Potter, #3) by J.K. Rowling Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Harry Potter, #4) by J.K. Rowling Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Harry Potter, #5) by J.K. Rowling Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Harry Potter, #6) by J.K. Rowling Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Harry Potter, #7) by J.K. Rowling J.K. Rowling

“Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince” Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Harry Potter, #6) by J.K. Rowling J.K. Rowling
 
  5 votes, 38.5%

“Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets” Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Harry Potter, #2) by J.K. Rowling J.K. Rowling
 
  2 votes, 15.4%

“Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban” Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Harry Potter, #3) by J.K. Rowling J.K. Rowling
 
  2 votes, 15.4%

“Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire” Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Harry Potter, #4) by J.K. Rowling J.K. Rowling
 
  2 votes, 15.4%

“Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix” Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Harry Potter, #5) by J.K. Rowling J.K. Rowling
 
  1 vote, 7.7%

“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Harry Potter, #7) by J.K. Rowling J.K. Rowling
 
  1 vote, 7.7%

“Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Harry Potter, #1) by J.K. Rowling J.K. Rowling
 
  0 votes, 0.0%

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