J.K. Rowling - A Biography by Sean SmithShe is the creator of probably the most famous - and certainly the best-loved - character in contemporary fiction. She is also the author of her own escape from an existence on the brink of poverty, with no job and few prospects. On the one hand there is J.K. Rowling, who wrote, and continues to write, the Harry Potter novels,a literary phenomenon. O the other, there is Joanne Rowling, a quiet, dreamy, rather shy woman whose brilliance in translating her dreams into prose transformed her own life. JK - The Story of J.K. Rowling details her life from her childhood and schooling in the West Country; the effect upon her of the wasting illness that struck down her mother; her time at Exeter University; her long-term relationship and her career and marriage, which collapsed after thirteen months, leaving her to return to Britain with her baby daughter. The Harry Potter novels are more than fantasy: there is a toughness to the writing, a sense of realism and a questing morality that go beyond mere adventure, magic and the battle between good and evil. How those books came to be written, and the influences that shaped both them and their author, form the core of this inspirational biography.
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Her rags to riches story following her creation of the Harry Potter book series changed the world for the better; she gave us magic. The author now lives in Scotland where she is working on new novels and personal projects. Bonus fun fact: Kings Cross was where J. Here are five more fun things you likely to have yet learnt about this incredible author and her journey though the United Kingdom. She lived here with her daughter, and they survived off of government benefits. Excited about the work, Rowling bound it up into a folder and sent it off to a publishing agent whom she believed could bring it to the rest of the world. She recalls being almost distraught about this as she had little to no money to buy new folders to send out to other agents.
You all know J. Rowling as a British novelist who is the author of the Harry Potter fantasy series. She was born on July 31, in Yate, United Kingdom. Her real name is Joanne Rowling. She was declared by Forbes magazine as the first person to become a US dollar billionaire primarily through book writing. Declan, Tobin.
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The author that gave us the Harry Potter universe and let our imaginations run wild. Here are some magical facts about the one and only J. Why is it that all the greats are rejected at first?
Secret darkness behind The Casual Vacancy. JK Rowling in pictures. However, as a teenager she lived in a Grade II listed cottage in Gloucestershire, which she states was "not a particularly happy time in my life", due to her mother being diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis and a strained relationship with her father. She also suffers from insomnia which she puts down to working too late and reading things on which she has a strong opinion. JK Rowling's new crime novel: The Silkworm.
I was all prepared to do a bunch of research to find out fun facts about JK Rolling, but upon investigation I realised her own website has a detailed list already. She shares her birthday with Harry Potter. Full name is Joanne Rowling pronounced rolling , she has no middle name. Wanted to be a writer from an early age. At just eleven, she wrote her first novel — about seven cursed diamonds and the people who owned them. I really want to read this book. My small participation in that process was one of the most humbling and inspiring experiences of my life.