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Interesting information about the creator J.K. Rowling the Creator of Harry Potter

Updated on March 22, 2011

Joanne Rowling was born the 31st of July in 1965. She created the Harry Potter fantasy series. When Joanne first started writing, she submitted her first book in long hand, because she couldn't afford a typewriter. She is now in the top ten most wealthiest women in Brittan, and one of the most influential. Her books are now translated in several different languages world wide.

In 1990, she was on a four day trip on a train when she discovered her mother, who had multiple sclerosis died. She said," I was writing Harry Potter when my mother died, I had never told her about Harry Potter." She went on to say the death affected her writing. She induced more detail about Harry's loss in the first book because of this.

About a year later, she was given a fifteen hundred dollar advance by Editor Barry Cunningham, a small publishing house in London. It was because of Cunninghams daughter, Alice Newton, an 8 year old, that the book was published. He gave her the first chapter for review, and she demanded the next chapter.

The following spring, an auction was held in the U.S. for rights to the book. It was won by Scholastic for 105,000 U.S. dollars. Harry Potter is now on he international market, and is worth 15 billion dollars.


No wonder J.K. Rowling is considered one of the most influential writers of all time. Her main tools in life are her creativity, her pen, and her paper. Can you imagine going from not owning a typewriter to being one of the richest women in the world? She is one lady that literally worked her way to the top. She worked hard at that. Writing is something that takes patience, practice, creativity and skill. J.K. Rowling seems to have mastered writing. She was told not to quit her day job once, now she is seen in magazines, bookshelves, and televisions across the globe. J.K. Rowling's story is one of inspiration for many.


Movies inspired by J.K. Rowling's books

The stories J.K. Rowling has created influenced movies. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, was released on November 16, 2001.

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets was another film based on one of J.K. Rowling's books, and it was released in November of 2002. The movie made $879 million.

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban was released may of 2004.

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire was released in 2005.

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix was released in 2007.

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince was released in 2009.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows was released in 2010. There is another being released on the 15th of July in 2011.



Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

Nestlé Smarties Book Prize

British Book Awards Children's Book of the Year

Carnegie Medal

Children's Book Award

Guardian Children's Fiction Prize

Sheffield Children's Book Award

Young Telegraph Paperback of the Year Award

Edinburgh Award

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets:

Nestlé Smarties Book Prize

Whitbread Children's Book of the Year Award

British Book Awards Children's Book of the Year

Children's Book Award

Guardian Children's Fiction Prize

Scottish Arts Council Children's Book of the Year Award

Sheffield Children's Book of the Year Award

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban:

Whitbread Children's Book Award

Nestlé Smarties Book Prize

Carnegie Medal

Children's Book Award

Guardian Children's Fiction Prize

Sheffield Children's Book of the Year Award

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix:

British Book Awards Book of the Year

WH Smith People's Choice Award

She also received British Book Awards Lifetime Achievement Award in 2008.

harry potter and the deathly hallows trailer


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    • sarclair profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago

      We all do :)

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      6 years ago

      i want to talk to j.k.rowling


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