JK Rowling- Biography, Age, Family, Education, The Cuckoo’s Calling, Quotes, JK Rowling Books.




Joanne Rowling, popularly known as JK Rowling, is a British author, screenwriter, producer as well as philanthropist. J. K. is popularly known for writing the Harry Potter fantasy series. This fantasy series has won multiple awards and sold over 500 million copies, which made her become the best-selling book series in history. The books are the basis of a popular film series, over which she had overall approval on the scripts and was a producer on the final films. Rowling also writes crime fiction under the name Robert Galbraith.

She worked as a researcher and bilingual secretary for Amnesty International when Joanne Rowling conceived the idea for the Harry Potter series while on a delayed train from Manchester to London in 1990. From 1990, she waited for seven years for her first novel in the series, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, was published in 1997 but before that in a span of seven years she went through a lot; she saw the death of her mother, birth of her first child, divorce from her first husband and family poverty. She released the Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows in 2007. She, since then, has written five books for adult readers and these include The Casual Vacancy (2012) and—under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith—the crime fiction Cormoran Strike series, which consists of The Cuckoo’s Calling (2013), The Silkworm (2014), Career of Evil (2015), and also Lethal White (2018). Rowling’s ‘political fairytale’ for children, The Ickabog, was released in instalments in an online version from 26 May to 10 July 2020.

Rowling progressed from living on benefits to being the world’s first billionaire author as per the Forbes, however, she disputed the assertion, saying she was not a billionaire since she lost her billionaire status when she gave away much of her earnings to charity. Rowling’s United Kingdom sales total in excess of £238 million, making her the best-selling living author in Britain and The 2020 Sunday Times Rich List estimated her fortune at £795 million, ranking her as the 178th richest person in the United Kingdom. Joanne was appointed a Member of the Order of the Companions of Honour (CH) at the 2017 Birthday Honours for services to literature and philanthropy. Rowling was named the ‘Most Influential Woman in Britain’ by leading magazine editors, in October 2010. She has supported multiple charities, such as Comic Relief, One Parent Families, Multiple Sclerosis Society of Great Britain, and launching her own charity called Lumos.

Age

Joanne was born on 31st July 1965 in Yate, Gloucestershire.

Family

Rowling is the daughter of science technician Anne and Rolls-Royce aircraft engineer, Peter James Rowling. Rowling’s parents first met on a train departing from King’s Cross Station bound for Arbroath in 1964 and the two got married on 14 March 1965. One of her maternal great-grandfathers, Dugald Campbell, was a Scottish man from Lamlash while her mother’s French paternal grandfather, Louis Volant, was awarded the War Cross for exceptional bravery in defending the Courcelles-le-Comte’s village during World War I.

Education

JK Rowling attended St Michael’s Primary School, as a child, a school founded by abolitionist, William Wilberforce and education reformer, Hannah More. Rowling’s headmaster at St Michael’s, Alfred Dunn, has been suggested as the inspiration for the Harry Potter headmaster Albus Dumbledore. She went to secondary school at Wyedean School and College, where her mum worked in the science department. Her first secondary school English teacher, Steve Eddy, remembers her as ‘not exceptional’ but ‘among a group of girls who were bright, and quite good at English’. Joanne took A-levels in English, French and German, achieving two As and a B.

JK Rowling took the entrance exams for Oxford University but was not accepted, in 1982 and earned a Bachelor of Arts in French and Classics at the University of Exeter. A French professor at Exeter, Martin Sorrell, remembers ‘a quietly competent student, with a denim jacket and dark hair, who, in academic terms, gave the appearance of doing what’s necessary’. Joanne recalls doing little work, preferring to read Dickens and Tolkien. She graduated from Exeter in 1986, after a year of study in Paris. She wrote a short essay about her time studying Classics titled ‘What was the Name of that Nymph Again? or Greek and Roman Studies Recalled’ in 1988 and it was published by the University of Exeter’s journal Pegasus.

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The Cuckoo’s Calling

The Cuckoo’s Calling is a 2013 crime fiction novel by her, which published under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith. This is the first novel in the Cormoran Strike series of detective novels then was followed by The Silkworm in 2014, Career of Evil in 2015 as well as Lethal White in 2018.

JK Rowling Quotes

Rowling’s first quote is ‘Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light’. Second quote is ‘It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live. Lastly, ‘It is our choices…that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities’.

JK Rowling Books

-Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone
-Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
-Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
-Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
-Harry Potter and the Order of Phoenix
-Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
-Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
-Parts I and II of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
-Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
-The Cuckoo’s Calling
-The Tales of Beedle the Bard
-Quidditch Through the Ages
-The Original Screenplay of The Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
-The Casual Vacancy
-Complete Harry Potter Boxed Set
-Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald
-The Hogwarts Library
-Conversations with J.K. Rowling
-Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone
-Harry Potter und der Feuerkelch Teil 4 von 4 Teilen
-Harry Potter Und Der Feuerkelch Teil 2 von 4 Teilen
-A Deluxe Pop-Up Book of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
-해리 포터와 비밀의 방 2
-Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix [Part 1 of 5]
-Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix [Part 4 of 5]
-Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix [Part 3 of 5]
-해리포터와 혼혈왕자 1
-Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Vol. 2 of 4
-Harry Potter Poster Coloring Book
-해리포터와 아즈카반의 죄수 Vol. 1 of 2
-Parts 1 & 2 and Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone 2 Books Bundle Collection of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
-해리포터와 불의 잔
-Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince part 4 of 4
-ハリー・ポッターとアズカバンの囚人 3-2
-Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix [Part 5 of 5]
-Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Vol. 1 of 4
-해리 포터와 비밀의 방 1
-Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince part 2 of 4
-The Hogwarts Classics Box Set
-Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Vol. 4 of 4
-Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince part 3 of 4
-Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
-Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Vol. 3 of 4
-Harry Potter Y La Camara Secreta. Casa Ravenclaw
-Le carnet magique de Norbert Dragonneau
-Activities to Teach Reading, Thinking, and Writing of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
-Harry Potter. Magisches Tagebuch. Ausgabe Grün
-Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
-캐주얼 베이컨시 2
-캐주얼 베이컨시 1
-Harry Potter. Magisches Tagebuch. Ausgabe Grün
-Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
-캐주얼 베이컨시 2
-캐주얼 베이컨시 1
-ハリー・ポッターと賢者の石 1-II
-ハリー・ポッターと死の秘宝 7‐2
هری پاتر و يادگاران مرگ
-Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix [Part 2 of 5]
-Harry Potter Boxed Set

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