J. K. Rowling

 

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Joanne "Jo" Rowling, OBE FRSL, pen names J. K. Rowling and Robert Galbraith, is a British novelist best known as the author of the Harry Potter fantasy series. The books have gained worldwide attention, won multiple awards, and sold more than 400 million copies. They have become the best-selling book series in history and been the basis for a series of films which became the highest-grossing film series in history. Rowling had overall approval on the scripts and maintained creative control by serving as a producer on the final instalment. Born in Yate, Gloucestershire, Rowling was working as a researcher and bilingual secretary for Amnesty International when she conceived the idea for the Harry Potter series on a delayed train from Manchester to London in 1990. The seven-year period that followed saw the death of her mother, divorce from her first husband and relative poverty until Rowling finished the first novel in the series, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone in 1997

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J. K. Rowling

Born 1965-07-31 (56 years ago) in Yate.
Height 165 centimeters.

Awards
Award Ceremony Year Awarded for
Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Children's Literature (Harry Potter literary series) 2008 Harry Potter literary series
Andre Norton Award (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows) 2007 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Quill Award for Children's chapter book/middle grade (Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince) 2005 Harry Potter och Halvblodsprinsen
Quill Award for Book of the year (Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince) 2005 Harry Potter och Halvblodsprinsen
Anthony Award for Best Young Adult Mystery (Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix) 2004 Harry Potter och Fenixorden
Hugo Award for Best Novel (Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire) 2001 Hugo Awards 2001 Harry Potter och Den flammande bägaren
Locus Award for Best Fantasy Novel (Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban) 2000 Harry Potter och Fången från Azkaban
Nestlé Smarties Book Prize (Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban) 1999 Harry Potter och Fången från Azkaban
Nestlé Smarties Book Prize (Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets) 1998 Harry Potter och Hemligheternas kammare
Nestlé Smarties Book Prize (Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone) 1997 Harry Potter och De vises sten
Nominated for awards
Award Ceremony Year Nominated for
Ictineu Prize for best work of fiction translated into Catalan (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows) 2009 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Children's Literature (Harry Potter literary series) 2008 Harry Potter literary series
Prometheus Award for Best Novel (Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix) 2004 Harry Potter och Fenixorden
Anthony Award for Best Young Adult Mystery (Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix) 2004 Harry Potter och Fenixorden
Hugo Award for Best Novel (Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire) 2001 Hugo Awards 2001 Harry Potter och Den flammande bägaren
Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Children's Literature (Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban) 2000 Harry Potter och Fången från Azkaban
Hugo Award for Best Novel (Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban) 2000 Hugo Awards 2000 Harry Potter och Fången från Azkaban
Nestlé Smarties Book Prize (Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban) 1999 Harry Potter och Fången från Azkaban
Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Children's Literature (Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone) 1999 Harry Potter och De vises sten
Nestlé Smarties Book Prize (Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets) 1998 Harry Potter och Hemligheternas kammare
Relationships
Name From To Relationship type
Neil Murray(Gifta: 2001-12-26–) 2001-12-26 Gifta
Jorge Arantes(Gifta: 1992-10-16–1993-11-30) 1992-10-16 1993-11-30 Gifta
Children

Jessica Arantes, David Murray, Mackenzie Murray

Parents

Peter Rowling, Anne Volant Rowling

Sibling

Dianne Rowling

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Joanne "Jo" Rowling, OBE FRSL, pen names J. K. Rowling and Robert Galbraith, is a British novelist best known as the author of the Harry Potter fantasy series. The books have gained worldwide attention, won multiple awards, and sold more than 400 million copies. They have become the best-selling book series in history and been the basis for a series of films which became the highest-grossing film series in history. Rowling had overall approval on the scripts and maintained creative control by serving as a producer on the final instalment.

Born in Yate, Gloucestershire, Rowling was working as a researcher and bilingual secretary for Amnesty International when she conceived the idea for the Harry Potter series on a delayed train from Manchester to London in 1990. The seven-year period that followed saw the death of her mother, divorce from her first husband and relative poverty until Rowling finished the first novel in the series, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone in 1997. There were six sequels, the last, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows in 2007.

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