This is our J. K. Rowling Bio intended to give a brief account of the author’s life and times. Rowling created the Harry Potter saga. Check it out!
J. K. Rowling Biography
Joanne “Jo” Rowling, (31/07/1965), is a British author; novelist, screenwriter and film producer best known as the creator of the Harry Potter series.
The fantasy books are a worldwide success and have won multiple awards. The best-selling book saga in history sold more than 400 million copies and was the base for a series of very popular films.
While in a train to work she created Harry Potter in 1990.
During the next seven years, she lost her mother, got married while working in Portugal, gave birth to a girl and divorced until being able to finish the saga plot outline, and the first book, after almost bankrupting.
Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone was finished and published in 1997.
Her publisher suggested that a female name would not be very appealing to boys and asked her to create a pen name with initials. She had no middle name, so she chose her grandmother’s “K” (from Kathleen) and became J. K. Rowling (pronounced like rolling).
Her plan consisted of 7 titles all together:
- Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone*
- Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
- Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
- Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
- Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
- Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
After that the author has written four books for adults:
- The Casual Vacancy (2012)
under pen-name: Robert Galbraith
- The Cuckoo’s Calling (2013)
- The Silkworm (2014)
- Career of Evil (2015)
Her story is a most remarkable one since she moved from poverty to millionaire in five years after her first Harry Potter publication.
She is widely one of the best-selling and influential writers in the world and supports many charities.
The Harry Potter saga has inspired cinema, television, theater and the video-game industry and has become a primary interest for a legion of fans all around the world.
*Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone in the USA
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