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J.K. Rowling


Joanne Rowling was born in Yate, near Bristol, a few miles south of a town called Dursley ("Harry Potter"'s Muggle-family). Her father Peter Rowling was an engineer for Rolls Royce in Bristol at this time. Her mother, Anne, was half-French and half-Scottish. They met on a train as it left King's Cross Station in London. Her sister Diana is about 2 ... See full bio »
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 2014 The Tale of the Three Brothers (Short) (original story)
 2014 The Casual Vacancy (TV Series) (novel - 1 episode)
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 2011 Lego Harry Potter: Years 5-7 (Video Game) (characters and universe)
 2011 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II (Video Game) (characters and universe)
 2011 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (novel "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows")
 2010 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I (Video Game) (characters and universe)
 2010 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (novel "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows")
 2010 A Very Potter Sequel (characters - uncredited)
 2010 Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey (Short) (creator)
 2010 Lego Harry Potter: Years 1-4 (Video Game) (characters and universe)
 2009 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Video Game) (characters and universe)
 2009 A Very Potter Musical (characters - uncredited)
 2007 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Video Game) (characters and universe)
 2005 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Video Game) (characters and universe)
 2004 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Video Game) (characters and universe)
 2003 Harry Potter: Quidditch World Cup (Video Game) (characters and universe)
 2002 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Video Game) (characters and universe)
 2001 Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (Video Game) (characters and universe)
 2001 Lego Creator: Harry Potter (Video Game) (novel)
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Novel "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban" See more »

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5 Biographical Movies | 4 Print Biographies | 1 Interview | 83 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

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Alternate Names:

JK Rowling | Newt Scamander | Kennilworthy Whisp

Height:

5' 5" (1.65 m)
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Personal Quote:

Why do I talk about the benefits of failure? Simply because failure meant a stripping away of the inessential. I stopped pretending to myself that I was anything other than what I was, and began to direct all my energy into finishing the only work that mattered to me. I was set free, because my greatest fear had been realized, and I was still alive, and I still had a daughter whom I adored, and I... See more »

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In 2002, she was sued for plagiarism in the District Court of the Southern District of New York by Pennsylvania-based author Nancy Stouffer, who claimed that J.K. Rowling had lifted ideas from her 1984 book "The Legend of Rah and Muggles", which includes a character called "Larry Potter". However, the case against J.K. Rowling was dismissed on 19 September 2002, when the judged ruled that Ms. ... See more »

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