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J K Rowling


(Joanne Kathleen Rowling)
UK (1965 - )

aka Robert Galbraith

Legend has it that J.K. Rowling was a struggling single mother when she wrote the beginning of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, on scraps of paper at a local cafe. But her efforts soon paid off, as she received an unprecedented award from the Scottish Arts Council enabling her to finish the book. Since then, the debut novel has become an international phenomenon, garnering rave reviews and major awards, including the British Book Awards Chidren's Book of the Year and the Smarties Prize.
 
Series


 
 
Harry Potter Schoolbooks
Quidditch Through the Ages (1999) (with Kennilworthy Whisp)
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2001) (with Newt Scamander)
The Tales of Beedle the Bard (2008)
The Hogwarts Library Boxed Set (omnibus) (2012)
 
 
Non fiction
 
Short stories
Harry Potter Prequel (2008)


Awards
Hugo Best Novel nominee (2000) : Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Hugo Best Novel winner (2001) : Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Prometheus Award Best Novel nominee (2004) : Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Andre Norton Award Best Book winner (2008) : Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows


Books about J K Rowling
J.K. Rowling (1999) by Sean Smith
Interview with J.K. Rowling (2000) by Lindsey Fraser
J. K. Rowling (2000) by Marc Shapiro
Continuum Contemporaries series (2001) by Philip Nel
Kids' Letters to Harry Potter (2001) by Bill Adler Jr
J. K. Rowling (2001) by Ann Gaines
The Sorcerer's Companion (2001) by Allan Zola Kronzek and Elizabeth Kronzek
Triumph of the Imagination (2001) by Lisa Chippendale
Mythmaker: The Story of J. K. Rowling (2002) by Chelsea House and Charles J Shields
J. K. Rowling (2002) by Laura Saba
Muggles and Magic (2004) by George Beahm
Dragons of Fantasy (2004) by Anne C Petty
Mapping the World of Harry Potter (2005) by Mercedes Lackey
The End of Harry Potter? (2006) by David Langford
The Harry Potter Effect (2007) by John Houghton
     aka A Closer Look at Harry Potter
The Great Snape Debate (2007) by Amy Berner, Orson Scott Card and Joyce Millman
The Unauthorized Harry Potter (2009) by Adam-Troy Castro
One Fine Potion (2010) by Greg Garrett
 
J K Rowling recommends

The Little White Horse (1946)
Elizabeth Goudge
"The Little White Horse was my favourite childhood book. I absolutely adored it. It had a cracking plot. It was scary and romantic in parts and had a feisty heroine."

I Capture the Castle (1948)
Dodie Smith
"This book has one of the most charismatic narrators I've ever met."

The Giggler Treatment (2000)
(Rover Adventures)
Roddy Doyle
"Roddy Doyle is an absolute genius!"

Cirque Du Freak (2000)
(Saga of Darren Shan, book 1)
Darren Shan
"Fast paced and compelling, full of satisfying macabre touches -- Cirque du Freak explores the powerful fascination of the dangerous and unnatural and also, movingly, the obligations of friendship."

House of Secrets (2013)
(House of Secrets , book 1)
Chris Columbus and Ned Vizzini
"A breakneck roller coaster of an adventure."



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