J.K. Rowling

J.K. Rowling was born on July 31, 1965 and is a British novelist most popular as the author of Harry Potter, which is a fantasy series. Her Harry Potter books have become globally renowned, sold not less than four-hundred million copies, and won a lot of awards.

In fact, they’ve become the all-time best-selling book series, and been adapted into a series of movies which has become the world’s highest grossing movie series of all time. Rowling had total approval of the scripts and maintained creative regulation by acting as a producer for the final installment of the Harry Potter films.

Rowling was born in Yate, South Gloucestershire and working as a bilingual secretary and a researcher at Amnesty International at the time that she imagined the concept for the Harry Potter fantasy series in 1990 on a delayed Manchester-to-London train.


Rowling has considered civil rights and Communist activist Jessica Mitford to be her greatest influence as a writer. She has been given honorary degrees by Harvard University, St. Andrews University, the University of Aberdeen, the University of Edinburgh, the University of Exeter, and Edinburgh Napier University. In 2009, Nicolas Sarkozy, French president, gave the Legion d’honneur to J.K. Rolwing.

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