[204] Rowling, along with Nelson Mandela, Al Gore, and Alan Greenspan, wrote an introduction to a collection of Gordon Brown's speeches, the proceeds of which were donated to the Jennifer Brown Research Laboratory. Her mother, Anne, was half-French and half-Scottish. [233] By 2011, Rowling had taken more than 50 actions against the press. [155] As of 18 July 2013[update], a signed copy of the first edition sold for US$4,453 (£2,950), while an unsold signed first-edition copy was being offered for $6,188 (£3,950). [271][272], In August 2020, Rowling returned her Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Award after Kerry Kennedy released a statement expressing her "profound disappointment" in Rowling's "attacks upon the transgender community", which Kennedy called "inconsistent with the fundamental beliefs and values of RFK Human Rights and ... a repudiation of my father's vision". Rowling stating that the election would have a profound effect on the rest of the world, and commented that Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton would be "extraordinary" if elected into office. And more interesting facts TNN Last updated on - Jul 31, 2019, 16:10 IST Share fbshare twshare pinshare Comments ( 0 ) JK Rowling has a decent amount of salary for her career and has a net worth of $900 million. I never said it was the next thing I'd do. [147], In April 2013, Little Brown published The Cuckoo's Calling, the purported début novel of author Robert Galbraith, whom the publisher described as "a former plainclothes Royal Military Police investigator who had left in 2003 to work in the civilian security industry". [48], Rowling worked as a researcher and bilingual secretary in London for Amnesty International,[49] then moved with her boyfriend to Manchester[26] where she worked at the Chamber of Commerce. "[27][58], Rowling was left in despair after her estranged husband arrived in Scotland, seeking both her and their daughter. She is best known for writing the Harry Potter fantasy series, which has won multiple awards and sold more than 500 million copies,[2][3] becoming the best-selling book series in history. Zodiac sign of J.K. Rowling is Leo. [14] Time named her a runner-up for its 2007 Person of the Year, noting the social, moral, and political inspiration she has given her fans. [81] Rowling said that she had had a crisis while writing the novel and had to rewrite one chapter many times to fix a problem with the plot. [230], In 2015, following the referendum on same-sex marriage in Ireland, Rowling joked that if Ireland legalised same-sex marriage, Dumbledore and Gandalf could get married there. [75] Five months later, the book won its first award, a Nestlé Smarties Book Prize. [72] Although Bloomsbury agreed to publish the book, Cunningham says that he advised Rowling to get a day job, since she had little chance of making money in children's books. Her books have made business of more than £239m. [80], The fourth book, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, was released simultaneously in the UK and the US on 8 July 2000 and broke sales records in both countries. Your email address will not be published. [56] United Kingdom domestic abuse commissioner Nicole Jacobs formally advised The Sun that it was unacceptable "to repeat and magnify the voice of someone who openly admits to violence against a partner". [223], In 2007, Rowling stated that she was the only person in her family who attended church regularly, and that she was an adherent of the Church of England. Rowling collaborated on the adaptation, serving as an executive producer for the series. [248][249] As of February 2020[update], Forstater is appealing the judgment. She was one of 50 authors to contribute to First Editions, Second Thoughts, a charity auction for English PEN. Rowling, J. K. (17 December 2014). [257][258][259] Actress Noma Dumezweni (who played Hermione Granger in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child) initially expressed support for Rowling but backtracked following backlash. In response, a tweeter called Jude Callegari said that the author was Rowling. Her husband, Neil Murray, is a Scottish doctor. About. [100] David Yates directed again, and Kloves returned to write the script. [83], A wait of three years occurred between the release of Goblet of Fire and the fifth Harry Potter novel, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. [191] In January 2006, Rowling went to Bucharest to highlight the use of caged beds in mental institutions for children. [87] In February 2007, it was reported that Rowling wrote on a bust in her hotel room at the Balmoral Hotel in Edinburgh that she had finished the seventh book in that room on 11 January 2007. [81] In the US, the book sold three million copies in its first 48 hours, smashing all records. Associated Press Newswires. [195] In November 2013, Rowling handed over all earnings from the sale of The Tales of Beedle the Bard, totalling nearly £19 million. Rowling's agent, Neil Blair acted as producer, through his independent production company and with Rick Senat serving as executive producer. J.K. Rowling had a stressful relationship with her dad in her young years. [212] Rowling is a close friend of Sarah Brown, wife of Gordon Brown, whom she met when they collaborated on a charitable project for One Parent Families. [130], Rowling is a friend of Sarah Brown, wife of former prime minister Gordon Brown, whom she met when they collaborated on a charitable project. The book was submitted to twelve publishing houses, all of which rejected the manuscript. I know and love trans people, but erasing the concept of sex removes the ability of many to meaningfully discuss their lives. In 2003, Rowling took part in a campaign to establish a national standard of care for MS sufferers. "Warner Bros. Pictures Worldwide Satellite Trailer Debut: "JK Rowling unveils The Ickabog, her first non-Harry Potter children's book", "The world's first billionaire author is cashing in", J.K. Rowling, the author with the magic touch, "J.K. Rowling Is No Longer A Billionaire, Booted Off Forbes List", "J.K. Rowling: Casual Vacancy tops fiction charts", "JK Rowling net worth – Sunday Times Rich List 2020", Person of the Year 2007: Runners-Up: J.K. Rowling, "Harry Potter creator J.K. Rowling named Most Influential Woman in the UK", "Harry Potter and the mystery of J K's lost initial", "Judge rules against J.K. 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J.K. Rowling’s parents met each other interestingly at King’s Cross Station. Birth Sign Leo. J.K. Rowling, British author, creator of the popular and critically acclaimed Harry Potter series, about a young sorcerer in training. [236], Rowling has expressed her particular dislike the Daily Mail, a British tabloid which has conducted several interviews with her estranged ex-husband. [29] In 1990, she was on a four-hour delayed train trip from Manchester to London when the idea "came fully formed" into her mind for a story of a young boy attending a school of wizardry. "The Fringe Benefits of Failure, and the Importance of Imagination". J.K. Rowling’s first husband was a Portuguese columnist who guaranteed that he was the first to read Harry Potter. JK Rowling has joined the growing revolt against publishers' plans to brand children's books with "appropriate" age bands. She wrote the Harry Potter books. [193][194] Rowling gave away the remaining six copies to those who have a close connection with the Harry Potter books. [165], In 2017, the BBC released a Cormoran Strike television series, starring Tom Burke as Cormoran Strike, it was picked up by HBO for distribution in the United States and Canada. [12] Her UK sales total in excess of £238 million, making her the best-selling living author in Britain. She started making her own particular stories and kept in touch with her first story when she was six years of age. [15] Rowling was appointed a Member of the Order of the Companions of Honour (CH) in the 2017 Birthday Honours for services to literature and philanthropy. When she heard her grandfather's story of bravery and discovered that the War Cross was for "ordinary" soldiers like her grandfather, who had been a waiter, she stated the War Cross was "better" to her than the Legion of Honour. [27] Rowling took A-levels in English, French and German, achieving two As and a B[29] and was head girl. Rowling, J. K. (30 April 2009). [29][71] The decision to publish Rowling's book owes much to Alice Newton, the eight-year-old daughter of Bloomsbury's chairman, who was given the first chapter to review by her father and immediately demanded the next. "All about Harry Potter from quidditch to the future of the Sorting Hat". Joanne Rowling CH, OBE, FRSL, FRCPE, FRSE, (/ ˈ r oʊ l ɪ ŋ / "rolling"; born 31 July 1965), writing under the pen names J. K. Rowling and Robert Galbraith, is a British author. [10] However, Rowling disputed the assertion, saying she was not a billionaire. [117][118] Rowling disputed the calculations and said she had plenty of money, but was not a billionaire. [112], Rowling, producers David Heyman and David Barron, along with directors David Yates, Mike Newell and Alfonso Cuarón collected the Michael Balcon Award for Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema at the 2011 British Academy Film Awards in honour of the Harry Potter film franchise. "Interview: J.K. Rowling". "[164] On 24 April 2015, Rowling announced that work on the third book was completed. [171], Rowling has said it is unlikely she will write any more books in the Harry Potter series. It prompted her to terminate from the occupation. "[177] At the end of 2007, Rowling said that the encyclopaedia could take up to ten years to complete. Today, such copies are valued between £16,000 and £25,000. That is the reason she had used it as the station from where the Hogwart’s Express withdraws in the Harry Potter story. The book was the highest-selling lot of the event and fetched £150,000 ($228,600). 372,775 copies of the book were sold in its first day in the UK, almost equalling the number Prisoner of Azkaban sold during its first year. Warner Bros. Pictures mentions J. K. Rowling as producer. She also wrote that many women consider terms like "people who menstruate" to be demeaning. [203] In May 2007, Rowling pledged a donation reported as over £250,000 to a reward fund started by the tabloid News of the World for the safe return of a young British girl, Madeleine McCann, who disappeared in Portugal. [277] The injunction drew fire from civil liberties and free speech campaigners and sparked debates over the "right to read". [224][225] Her eldest daughter, Jessica, was baptised there. [193] In 2008, Rowling agreed to publish the book with the proceeds going to Lumos. In a blog post, she added: "How can a retreat into selfish and insecure individualism be the right response when Europe faces genuine threats, when the bonds that tie us are so powerful, when we have come so far together? [27] Her home life was complicated by her mother's diagnosis with multiple sclerosis[38] and a strained relationship with her father, with whom she is not on speaking terms. J.K. Rowling c/o Arthur A Levine Books 557 Broadway New York, NY 10012. [95], The Harry Potter books have also gained recognition for sparking an interest in reading among the young at a time when children were thought to be abandoning books for computers, television and video games,[96] although it is reported that despite the huge uptake of the books, adolescent reading has continued to decline. [144] Rankin later retracted the story, claiming it was a joke,[145] but the rumour persisted, with a report in 2012 in The Guardian speculating that Rowling's next book would be a crime novel. This gap led to press speculation that Rowling had developed writer's block, speculations she later denied. ", "Final 'Harry Potter' book will be split into two movies", "Interview with Steve Kloves and J.K. Rowling", J.K. Rowling on 'Today' part 2: what Daniel Radcliffe knew, the final line (with video), Wizard News: Terry Gilliam Bitter About "Potter", Exclusive Video Interview: 'Harry Potter' Producer David Heyman. [78] In December 1999, the third novel, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, won the Smarties Prize, making Rowling the first person to win the award three times running. [242] In November 2012, Rowling wrote an article for The Guardian in reaction to David Cameron's decision not to implement the full recommendations of the Leveson inquiry, saying she felt "duped and angry". [90] It sold 11 million copies in the first day of release in the United Kingdom and United States. Read the full article to know her bio, career, anet worth, height, and weight. She only uses the name J. K. Rowling for her books: the "K" stands for "Kathleen", which was the first name of her grandmother. In early 1998, an auction was held in the United States for the rights to publish the novel, and was won by Scholastic Inc., for US$105,000. Explore J. K. Rowling's biography, personal life, family and real age. [213], In April 2010, an article by Rowling was published in The Times, in which she criticised [106] She told Alan Rickman (Severus Snape) and Robbie Coltrane (Hagrid) certain secrets about their characters before they were revealed in the books. Young Adult Author #1. Yates directed both films. [9], In 2000, Rowling established the Volant Charitable Trust, which uses its annual budget of £5.1 million to combat poverty and social inequality. "[220], Some religious people, figures and organisations have, over the years, objected to and decried Rowling's books for the perceived promotion of witchcraft. [36] Rowling has described Jane Austen as her favourite author,[209] calling Emma her favourite book in O, The Oprah Magazine. [62] She wrote in many cafés, especially Nicolson's Café (owned by her brother-in-law)[63][64] and the Elephant House,[65] wherever she could get Jessica to fall asleep. Their marriage went to pieces inside a year when he forced her out of the flat at five in the morning. [14] After spending eight years on the list, in 2012 Forbes removed Rowling from their rich list, claiming that her US$160 million in charitable donations and the high tax rate in the UK meant she was no longer a billionaire. She said "Jessica Mitford has been my heroine since I was 14 years old, when I overheard my formidable great-aunt discussing how Mitford had run away at the age of 19 to fight with the Reds in the Spanish Civil War", and claims what inspired her about Mitford was that she was "incurably and instinctively rebellious, brave, adventurous, funny and irreverent, she liked nothing better than a good fight, preferably against a pompous and hypocritical target". [27] Rowling later said that she based the character of Hermione Granger on herself when she was eleven. Her parents are Peter and Anne Rowling. Date of Birth/Age : 31/07/1965 Birthplace : Yate, United Kingdom Occupation : Author. [42][43] Her headmaster at St Michael's, Alfred Dunn, has been suggested as the inspiration for the Harry Potter headmaster Albus Dumbledore. Rowling has lived a "rags to riches" life in which she progressed from living on benefits to being named the world's first billionaire author by Forbes. [58] During this period, she was diagnosed with clinical depression and contemplated suicide. While J.K Rowling’s net worth has been as high as $1 billion in the past, Forbes estimates her current net worth to have dropped. [155] Russells made a donation to the Soldiers' Charity on Rowling's behalf and reimbursed her for her legal fees. JK Rowling Quotes [173] On 1 October 2010, in an interview with Oprah Winfrey, Rowling stated a new book on the saga might happen. Joanne Rowling, also known as J.K. Rowling was born on July 31, 1965, in Yate, Gloucestershire, England. David Gordon Rowling Murray is a celebrity kid born on March 24 2003 (Age 16). Since her youth, J.K. Rowling wanted to peruse and particularly cherished the dream of writing books. [79] She later withdrew the fourth Harry Potter novel from contention to allow other books a fair chance. [27], In 1982, Rowling took the entrance exams for Oxford University but was not accepted[27] and earned a BA in French and Classics at the University of Exeter. [29] She obtained an Order of Restraint, and Arantes returned to Portugal, with Rowling filing for divorce in August 1994. [39] Sean Harris, her best friend in the Upper Sixth, owned a turquoise Ford Anglia which she says inspired a flying version that appeared in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. Rowling also demanded that Coca-Cola, the winner in the race to tie in their products to the film series, donate US$18 million to the American charity Reading Is Fundamental, as well as several community charity programs. Being born on 31 July 1965, J.K. Rowling is 55 years old as of today’s date 17th January 2021. JK Rowling’s eldest daughter is Jessica, who was born on July 27, 1993, in Portugal, where Rowling was living at the time. [20] Her mother's death heavily affected Rowling's writing,[20] and she channelled her own feelings of loss by writing about Harry's grief in greater detail in the first book. In October 2010, she was named the "Most Influential Woman in Britain" by leading magazine editors. "[232], Rowling has stated that she has a difficult relationship with the press, admitting at one point to being "thin-skinned" and disliking the fickle nature of reporting, though she has disputed that she is a recluse who hates to be interviewed. Required fields are marked *. Age 55 years old. It is not difficult to guess which newspaper Rowling gives him to read [in Goblet of Fire]. Dianne Rowling is married women and lives with her husband in Edinburgh. [35] As a child, Rowling often wrote fantasy stories which she frequently read to her sister. [44] She attended secondary school at Wyedean School and College, where her mother worked in the science department. Her father Peter Rowling was an engineer for Rolls Royce in Bristol at this time. In April 2012, Little, Brown and Company announced that the book was titled The Casual Vacancy and would be released on 27 September 2012. The worldwide popularity of the Harry Potter series has led to the appearance of a number of locally produced, unauthorised sequels and other derivative works, sparking efforts to ban or contain them. [134] Rowling compared some Scottish Nationalists with the Death Eaters, characters from Harry Potter who are scornful of those without pure blood. [16] Rowling has supported multiple charities, including Comic Relief, One Parent Families, and Multiple Sclerosis Society of Great Britain, as well as launching her own charity, Lumos. [113], In September 2013, Warner Bros. announced an "expanded creative partnership" with Rowling, based on a planned series of films about her character Newt Scamander, author of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. She is currently 55 years old. J.K. Rowling is a happily married woman to a man named Neil Murray on December 26, 2001, in a private ceremony at her home in Scotland. In the same interview, Rowling identified Robert F. Kennedy as her hero. [216], On 22 October 2015, a letter was published in The Guardian signed by Rowling (along with over 150 other figures from arts and politics) opposing the cultural boycott of Israel, and announcing the creation of a network for dialogue, called Culture for Coexistence. Member of the Order of the Companions of Honour, Multiple Sclerosis Society of Great Britain, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Whitbread Children's Book of the Year award, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, 2016 United Kingdom European Union membership referendum, Religious debates over the Harry Potter series, referendum on same-sex marriage in Ireland, Politics of J. K. 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