“It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live.”1 - 2
J.K. Rowling’s Works Include;
- Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (1997)
- Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (1998)
- Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (1999)
- Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2000)
- Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2001)
- Quidditch Through the Ages (2001)
- Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2003)
- Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2005)
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (2007)
- The Tales of Beedle the Bard (2008)
- Harry Potter Prequel (2008)
- The Casual Vacancy (2012)
Anonymous asked: Was there anything specifically in her life that influenced her work?
J.K. Rowling has reported the inspiration for her writing to the severe depression she had suffered. The idea for the Harry Potter series occurred to her while she was traveling on a train from Manchester to London.
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Take the time to check out J.K. Rowling’s emotional speech at the movie premiere of Harry Potter And the Deathly Hallows Part 2.
Anonymous asked: What is J.K. Rowling's relevance within the genre?
Currently J.K. Rowing is Britain’s 13th wealthiest woman. Her wealth even surpasses the queen on the list. Rowling is relevant in the genre because she pulls inspiration from other genres including history and myth. Also her relevance comes from the wide audience fascinated by her books. Even though she is considered a children’s author, adults are just as enthralled with her Harry Potter Series as kids.
Rowling at the last movie’s premiere.
In 2008 J.K. Rowling was chosen to be the Commencement Speaker at Harvard University.
Anonymous asked: Was her work critically acclaimed?
Yes. Rowling has been presented with over 40 awards since 1997. Her awards include; British Book Awards Children’s Book of the Year, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, The Carnegie Medal, and The Edinburgh Award