Last Updated: 19 Jul, 2023 | Views: 553
Other Profession(s): Philanthropist, Film Producer, Television Producer, Screen Writer
Famous For: Writer who wrote Harry Potter Series
Higher Education: University of Exeter
J.K. Rowling, known for her Harry Potter series, is one of the most famous British authors in the world. A total of 400 million copies of her best-selling books have been sold. In recognition of these books, Rowling has won a number of awards. Many successful movies have been produced based on books. Rowling has risen from poverty to riches. Rowling ranked 12th on the list of Britain's richest women in 2008. From the time she was young, Rowling has enjoyed creating stories. J.K. Rowling has read her sister Di some of her short creative stories.
In 1990: While waiting for a train at a stop, Rowling had the inspiration for Harry Potter.
In 1997: The first edition, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, was published in the United Kingdom.
In 1998: It was followed by Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.
In 1999: The third Harry Potter book, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, was released.
In 2000: There were nearly 1.8 million advance orders placed for Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, which had the first printing of 5.3 million copies.
In 2007: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, the seventh and final book in the series, was published in July 2007 and quickly became the best-selling book of all time.
In 2012: The Casual Vacancy, Rowling's debut book for adults, was published to massive sales but mixed reviews.
From 2013-2018: J.K. Rowlingpublished several crime novels, including Cuckoo's Calling, The Silkworm, Career of Evil, and Lethal White.
In 2016: With the release of the movie "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them," J.K. Rowling made her screenplay debut.
Achievements and Awards:
In 2001, J.K. Rowling was granted an OBE for her contribution to children's literature.
The Hans Christian Andersen Award was awarded to Rowling in 2010.
It took twelve publishers to accept Harry Potter's first book.
J.K. Rowling is the first individual to reach billionaire status solely through her writing career.
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