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J. K. Rowling Joanne. Rowling, pennames. J. K. Rowlingand. Robert. Galbraith, isa Britishnovelistbestknownastheauthorofthe. Harry. Potterseries.
J. K. Rowling, was born on July 31, 1965, in Yate, England. She wanted to beawriter from an early age. She wrote her first book at six, which she describes as being, “…a work of toweringgeniusaboutarabbit, called. Rabbit. I gave it to my mother who said, ‘That’s lovely, ’ as a mother would. ‘That’s very, very good. ’ I stood there, thinking, ‘Well, get it published then. ’ Bit of an odd thing for a child of six to think. Idon’tknowwhereitcamefrom…”
Atonetimeherfamilylivednextdoortotwochildren, Ianand. Vikki. Potterand they used to play witches and wizards together. She liked the surname Potter and neverforgotthesechildhoodfriends. «A gang of children including myself and my sisterusedtoplaytogether up and down our street in Winterbourne. Two of the gang members were a brother and sister whose surname was Potter. I alwayslikedthename, but then I was always keener on my friends’ surnames thanmyown» .
Joanne — called Jo by her family and friends — did well inschool, andinhersenioryear wasthe topgirl in her class. In fact, Rowlinghassaidthatasa child she resembled Hermione Granger, Harry’s obsessively studious friend, whom she modeled after herself. Although, Rowling notes, «I was neither as clever or as annoying (I hope!)». At school, Rowling’s favorite subjects were English and foreign languages.
«Harry Potter» was born on a train «I was going by train from Manchester to London, sitting there, thinking of nothingtodowithwritingandtheidea came out of nowhere and I could see Harry very clearly; this scrawny little boy and it was the most physical rush of excitement. I’ve never felt that excited about anything to do with writing. So. I’mrummagingthroughthis bag to try and find a pen or a pencil or anything. Ididn’tevenhaveaneyeliner on me. So I just had to sit and think. And for four hours, because they train was delayed, I had all these ideas bubblingupthroughmyhead. » « Itwasthatincrediblyelatedfeelingyouget when you’ve just met someone with whom you might eventually fall in love. That was. . that was the kind of feeling I had gettingoffthetrain. . . »
She married in October 1992 and gave birth to a daughter in 1993. When the marriage ended, she and Jessica returned to the UK to live in Edinburgh, where Harry Potter & the Philosopher’s Stone was eventually completed. «I was jobless, a lone parent, and as poor as it is possible to be in modern Britain, without being homeless. » Joanne would oftengoto. Nicholson’scaféon. North. Bridge, whichwasawarmandcomfortableplace tositwithacupofcoffeewhereshecouldwritewhilethebabyslept. «You know – I was not the world’s most secure person. I was someone with not much selfbelief at all and yet in this one thinginmylife. Ibelieved. Ifelt. Icantell astory»
After selling morethanfourhundred million copies of this series it’s hard to believe that twelve publishers rejected the Sorcerer’s Stone. Thirteen turnedout to be a lucky number. A publisher bewitched by the spectacular tale finally agreed to print it. J. K. signed the deal with a warning from her agent. “You’ll never make money writing children’sbooks”.
Prisoner of Azkaban was published in July of 1999 in the United Kingdom. After the book sold more than 68, 000 copiesonthefirstdayofitsreleaseinthe. U. K. , American publisher Scholastic ordered an initial print run of half a million copies. The novel quickly took the number one spot on the New York Times bestseller list. Along with other honors, Prisoner of Azkaban was named the Whitbread Bookofthe. Yearfor 1999.
The screen version of the Harry Potter novels is distributed by Warner Bros. and consists of eight fantasy films beginning with Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (2001) and culminating with Harry Potterandthe. Deathly. Hallows–Part 2.
The boy wizard was largely developed during an episode of severe depression for author J. K. Rowling, who fought her own dementors by creating the magical world of Hogwarts in her tiny Scottishapartment.
«Failure meant a stripping away of the inessential. I stopped pretendingtomyselfthat. Iwasanythingotherthanwhat. Iwas, andbegantodirectallmyenergytofinishingtheonlyworkthat matteredtome» . J. K. Rowling is the first selfmade billionaire author in history, selling more than 400 million books, captivating readers in 69 languages, and 200 countries around the world. Harry’sfinalchapter–the. Deathly. Hallows, isthe fastestselling book of all time. No wonder she’s credited withdoingmoreforliteracythananyoneelseontheplanet.
‘Harry. Potter’isadelightfulchildren’sbookaboutan orphanboywizardwithalightningshapedscar–aboy with a magical destiny. It’s an epic saga of childhood confusion, danger and adventure. But it’s more than just a children’s story. Behind the witchcraft and the wizardry lies an intensely moral fable about good and evil, loveandhatred, lifeanddeath. In terms of personal identity and character formation, themostimportantthing. Harrylearnsisnot that he has magical power but that it matters how he usesit.
He undertakes a challenge and fights against He. Who. Must. Not. Be. Named. The power of voluntary sacrificial love to rescue others from theforcesof. Evilisapivotalideatotheseriesandinliterary criticism is viewed through the concept of Deeper magic. Harry is sacrificing himself for the wizarding world the way his mother Lily did for him. While his mother’s love has markedhimforaspecialdestiny, Harrystillhastodetermine what kind of «self» it will take to fulfill that destiny. And that’s what makes a whole Harry Potter heroic saga a great questforidentity.
J. K. Rowling’shonoursandawards: Booksellers Association Author of the Year 1998 and 1999 Authorofthe. Year 1999 Orderofthe. British. Empire(OBE)2001 Princeof. Asturias. Awardfor. Concord 2003 W. H. Smith. Fiction. Award 2004 Blue. Peter. Gold. Badge 2007 James. Joyce. Award. University. College. Dublin, 2008 The. Edinburgh. Award 2008 Outstanding Achievement Award South Bank Show. Awards, 2008 Lifetime. Achievement. Award 2008 Commencement Speaker Harvard University, U. S. A. , 2008 The. French. Legionof. Honour. Award
The second of May is is Harry Potter national holiday. This holiday was created in memorial to the epicimportanceofthedaythat. Harry. Potterdefeated the. Dark. Lord. Withtheriseof. Harry. Potter, nation’syouthhave displayed a “mania” that has not been seen in referencetobooksforalongtime.
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