J.K Rowling

Joanne "Jo" Rowling, OBE, FRSL, pen names J. K. Rowling and Robert Galbraith, is a British novelist, screenwriter and film producer best known as the author of the Harry Potter fantasy series.


Joanne Rowling, best known as J.K. Rowling, was born on July 31, 1965, in Yate, England. She adopted her pen name, J.K., incorporating her grandmother's name, Kathleen, for the latter initial (Rowling does not have a middle name).


As a single mother living in Edinburgh, Scotland, Rowling became an international literary sensation in 1999, when the first three installments of her Harry Potter children's book series took over the top three slots of The New York Times best-seller list after achieving similar success in her native United Kingdom. The phenomenal response to Rowling's books culminated in July 2000, when the fourth volume in the series, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, became the fastest-selling book in


Harry Potter fantasy series.

The Harry Potter series are one of J.K. Rowling's popular children's novels. The series are all about a boy who learns on his birthday that he is the orphaned son of two powerful wizards and that has magical powers of his own. He is summoned from his life as an unwanted kid to become a student at Hogwarts; an English boarding school for wizards. There, he meets his future best friends who also become his closest allies and help him discover the truth about his parents' mysterious deaths and kill his major enemy, after many tough situations that people makes him go through.


Jo Rowling is one of the best selling author and also well known because of Harry Potter, which has become one of the most successful series in history. The TIME magazine named her as a runner-up for its 2007 Person of the Year, noting the social, moral, and political inspiration she has given her fans. However her success is not just defined by financial gain or awards, but more importantly the impact she has made in the lives of billions of people.



J.K Rowling had a big influence on young readers. Before the Harry Potter series kids were not into reading books, but after Harry Potter kids got very happy in finding something for kids about magic. Even though many people say that is just for kids; Harry Potter is an amazing story and the movies are very well done.


In conclusion J.K Rowling has been a big influence for young readers; even though she has not being writing a lot of books; Harry Potter will remain one of the most outstanding series of all.



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