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 J. K. Rowling - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
On 19 June 2003 Rowling and her publisher Scholastic announced that they would sue the New York Daily News for $100 million because the newspaper had printed information on her work Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix before the book's official release date.
Rowling and her co-litigants argued that much of the evidence that Stouffer presented was fraudulent, and asked for sanctions and attorneys' fees as punishment.
Rowling is also believed to be the wealthiest woman in the United Kingdom, well ahead of even Queen Elizabeth II, but this is unproven as the Queen's personal fortune is hidden in 'The Bank of England Nominees' making her fortune known to only her closest officials.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/J._K._Rowling   (1998 words)

 J.K. Rowling harried on wizardry of plagiarism - theage.com.au
Author J. Rowling, whose Harry Potter books have sold more than 67 million copies, says she's no plagiarist, asserting in court papers that the boy wizard is "entirely the fruit of my own imagination".
Rowling is battling a federal copyright lawsuit in New York claiming her four Harry Potter books infringed on the work of Nancy Stouffer, a Pennsylvania woman who wrote about a boy named "Larry Potter" in the 1980s.
Rowling claims she had not read Stouffer's work before completing her 1995 manuscript, in which people without magical power were also called muggles.
www.theage.com.au /articles/2002/06/18/1023864427305.html   (474 words)

 J K Rowling biography
Rowling quickly wrote a sequel, Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets, which was published July of 1998 in the UK, and in June 1999 in the USA.
Rowling has been quoted many times as saying she loved teaching English, often teaching in the afternoons and evenings so that she could be free to work on her writing during the mornings.
Rowling met and married a journalist in Portugal (he was Portuguese), and her daughter Jessica was born in 1993.
gaga.essortment.com /jkrowlingbiogr_reak.htm   (818 words)

 CNN.com - Potter author awaits pitter patter - Sep. 20, 2002
Author J.K. Rowling, hard at work producing a new Harry Potter book, is expecting a baby.
Rowling, 37, who was married on December 26 last year, has a nine-year-old daughter, Jessica, from her previous marriage.
Rowling's second child will be born into a very different world to that of Jessica's younger years when the author was still struggling.
archives.cnn.com /2002/SHOWBIZ/News/09/20/rowling   (337 words)

 Book Review of "J.K. Rowling: A Biography"
Rowling goes for what was "alternative" music in the 1980s, such as the Smiths and Johnny Marr.
While Sean Smith, like other Rowling biographers, dipped into all the articles and interviews about her, he also at least made the effort to conduct interviews with the Harry Potter scribe's friends and colleagues.
Notable Item #2: Rowling is NOT happy this book was published.
www.angelfire.com /mi3/cookarama/smithbio.html   (986 words)

 Kidsreads.com - News Update on J.K. Rowling
The much anticipated title of the sixth book of the Harry Potter series was announced on J.K. Rowling's website under the Do Not Disturb Door icon.
The sixth book in J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series, "HARRY POTTER AND THE HALF-BLOOD PRINCE," will go on sale on Saturday, July 16, 2005 in both the U.S. and Britain at a price of $29.99.
Rowling also tells readers that anyone claiming to have information about the book before its release is lying because any details that she wants made public are posted on the website immediately.
www.kidsreads.com /HP/author/news-update.asp   (659 words)

 HPL: Muggle Encyclopedia: R
Dianne Rowling, second child of Peter and Anne Rowling, was born 28 June 1967 in Yate (birthdate given as 18 June 1967 in Connie Kirk's biography, which is probably a typographical error).
JKR was born Joanne Rowling, with no middle name, and when it was decided that Philosopher's Stone would be published under initials paired with her surname, Rowling chose to take her paternal grandmother's name of Kathleen as a middle name (SS_JKRB).
Peter and Janet Rowling have, by all accounts, a good relationship with JKR (SS_JKRB).
www.hp-lexicon.org /muggle/encyc/muggle-r.html   (763 words)

 USATODAY.com - Author J.K. Rowling gets honorary degree
EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) — Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling was praised for making reading "cool" as she received an honorary degree from Edinburgh University Thursday.
The university's graduating students gave Rowling a hearty round of applause as she was handed the degree of doctor honoris causa, one of the university's highest accolades, in recognition of her contribution to children's literature.
Rowling completed a teacher training course at Edinburgh University's Moray House in 1996 — the same year that she received an offer of publication for Harry Potter And The Philosopher's Stone, the first in the series.
www.usatoday.com /life/people/2004-07-08-rowling_x.htm   (333 words)

 Guardian Unlimited Books By genre Matt Seaton meets JK Rowling
Rowling began work on the first book just six months before her mother died.
Anne Rowling had been 35 when first diagnosed with the illness - "the same age as me now, which is a bit of a facer, isn't it?" Because of the experience of losing her mother, Rowling has recently embraced the MS Society in Scotland and will be helping to publicise MS awareness week shortly.
Rowling left Portugal in early 1994 and came to Edinburgh, planning to stay with her sister Di for a few weeks until she found her feet.
books.guardian.co.uk /departments/childrenandteens/story/0,6000,474412,00.html   (1436 words)

 TIME Magazine Archive Article -- J.K. Rowling Hogwarts And All -- Jul. 25, 2005
Rowling is about to say goodbye to a very good friend: Half-Blood Prince is book six of a planned seven, and then that's all she wrote.
Fans send Rowling wands and quills by the bushel, but she admits, a bit shamefacedly, that she never actually uses them and that the wands go straight to her oldest daughter, Jessica.
At 39, Rowling is a tall handsome woman with a long face, a slightly crooked nose and interestingly hooded eyes.
www.time.com /time/archive/preview/0,10987,1083935,00.html   (2091 words)

 J. K. Rowling
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.
Joanne Kathleen Rowling was an author only in potential when she sat at a table in an Edinburgh cafe writing of Harry Potter, the boy who lived.
It took J.K. Rowling 5 years to write Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
www.avon.k12.in.us /ams_media/rowling.htm   (640 words)

 J. K. Rowling
Joanne Kathleen Rowling, author of the best-selling Harry Potter series of books, was born in Chipping Sodbury, near Bristol, in southwest England.
Rowling's road to fame and fortune may have been a bit rocky at times, but her success has been sure.
She particularly enjoyed reading books such as Manxmouse by Paul Gallico, about a creature with a mouse's body, rabbit's ears, and monkey's paws, and The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe and other books in C.
www.factmonster.com /spot/harrycreator1.html   (932 words)

 J.K. Rowling Ends Harry Potter Series After Discovering Boys The Onion - America's Finest News Source
Rowling was tired of devoting herself to something that no longer held her interest—namely, writing books about wizards, flying broomsticks, and candy that jumps.
Rowling loves writing, but she's just a little boy crazy," Knowles said.
J.K. Rowling Ends Harry Potter Series After Discovering Boys
www.theonion.com /content/node/30604   (790 words)

 Profile J.K. Rowling
Rowling acknowledges that she was nervous before the first one and that her reading at Toronto's Skydome, "terrified me. I was terrified.
Though the seeds of Harry had been sown as early as 1990, Rowling didn't put all of the pieces together and start writing in earnest until the mid-1990s when she was living in Edinburgh, Scotland, raising her daughter, Jessica, alone.
Rowling is optimistic that the movie version will be true to her book.
www.januarymagazine.com /profiles/jkrowling.html   (2221 words)

 J.K. Rowling News - Wizard News
On her official website today, J.K. Rowling is warning fans about stacks of books and other merchandise that claim to be signed by J.K. but most likely aren't, advises fans to avoid the items on eBay which are more than likely forged and buy such items only from reputable dealers.
J.K. Rowling is among the nominees for the first annual Quills Awards, a glitzy literary affair for which the general public will cast the ballots.
J.K. Rowling made a surprise appearance to present the prizes at the annual flower show at Aberfeldy's Williamson Hall, close to her 12-acre estate in Edinburgh.
www.wizardnews.com /wn.jkrowling.html   (930 words)

 World Book Day Online Chat with J.K. Rowling
JK Rowling replies -> I tried all sorts of different versions of the name and then this word floated into my mind and I knew it was the right one.
JK Rowling replies -> I always planned that Hermione would have a younger sister but she's never made an appearance and somehow it feels like it might be too late now.
JK Rowling replies -> He might well be receiving another kiss (or two) but I'm not saying who the kisser's going to be...
www.fans-of-rowling.com /worldbookdaychat.html   (4056 words)

 J.K. Rowling
Above the rest, one name has propelled author J.K. Rowling to international superstardom and bewitched readers of all ages: Harry Potter.
J.K. Rowling is currently writing the fifth book in the series.
Rowling sold the book for about four thousand dollars and to date, the first four "Harry Potter" books have earned more than half a billion-dollars.
extratv.warnerbros.com /dailynews/extra/11_01/11_14d.html   (288 words)

 Rowling, J.K. --  Encyclopædia Britannica
Rowling, J.K. In 1999 Welsh-born author J.K. Rowling practiced her own brand of magic, casting a spell on readers around the world with her adventures of Harry Potter, a young sorcerer in training.
British author J.K. Rowling captured the imagination of children and adults alike with her best-selling series of books about Harry Potter, a young sorcerer in training.
In 1999 Welsh-born author J.K. Rowling practiced her own brand of magic, casting a spell on readers around the world with her adventures of Harry Potter, a young sorcerer in training.
www.britannica.com /eb/article-9342116?tocId=9342116   (831 words)

 Inside ‘Order of the Phoenix’ - Newsmakers - MSNBC.com
Rowling: “Well just the writing of it, it’s a long book, and that’s just how long it took to write.
Scotland is home to J.K. Rowling, author of the story that has won the world over: Harry Potter.
Author J.K. Rowling talks about life as literary celebrity and latest Potter installment
msnbc.msn.com /id/3080035   (1882 words)

 USATODAY.com - Court throws out 'Muggles' claims against Rowling
Rowling, book publisher Scholastic and Warner Bros., the AOL Time Warner division that produces the Harry Potter movies, said the court forbade Stouffer from ever claiming to own the rights to the muggles name or saying that Rowling violated those rights.
Partly at issue was ownership of the trademark and copyrights to "muggles." In Rowling's books, wizards call humans who have no magical abilities "muggles." Stouffer had used the term to describe mythical characters in her books for children.
A federal court Wednesday threw out author Nancy Stouffer's claims that Rowling, the author of the blockbuster Harry Potter books, stole words and characters from Stouffer's books.
www.usatoday.com /money/media/2002-09-18-potter-suit_x.htm   (285 words)

 Rowling's New Edition - Jan 24, 2005 - E! Online News
Jan 24, 2005, 5:05 PM PT While Harry Potter fans anxiously await author J.K. Rowling's new book, the writer was busy putting the wraps on another project over the weekend.
Rowling's U.S. publisher, Scholastic, announced the book will be 672 pages long, with a deluxe version including a bonus 32-page insert with black-and-white art from the book interior.
Rowling's New Edition - Jan 24, 2005- E! Online News
www.eonline.com /News/Items/0,1,15772,00.html   (376 words)

 Harry Potter News: J.K. Rowling
In JK Rowling's only British television interview for "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" with 14 year-old Owen Jones, Rowling discusses the dread she will have in finishing the "Harry Potter" series and how excited she will be about taking on an assumed name for additional books.
MuggleNet and TLC have posted part II of their interview with "Harry Potter" author JK Rowling as well as individual reports of their trip to Edinburgh.
JK Rowling answered some questions from children during a press conference for "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" this past weekend.
www.hpana.com /newsbrowser.cfm?tid=94   (1255 words)

 j.k.rowling.info J K Rowling biography and bibliography including Harry Potter
Joanne Kathleen Rowling (pronounced rolling) was born on July 31st, 1965 in Chipping Sodbury, Gloucestershire, England.
Like that of her own character, Harry Potter, J.K. Rowling's life has the luster of a fairy tale.
J K Rowling biography and bibliography including Harry Potter
rowling.info   (914 words)

 Guardian Unlimited Books Authors Rowling, JK (Joanne Kathleen)
The decision of the mother of the Harry Potter phenomenon to give her only television interview to Jeremy Paxman in JK Rowling: The Interview (Thursday, 7.30pm, BBC2) has led to speculation as to whether she's trying to toughen up her image or he's softening his.
Harry Potter author JK Rowling has joined the ranks of the super-rich, making it on to the Forbes magazine billionaires list for the first time.
Rowling has described Wart from TH White's The Sword In The Stone as "Harry's spiritual ancestor"; see also Susan Cooper's classic fantasy sequence The Dark is Rising.
books.guardian.co.uk /authors/author/0,5917,412962,00.html   (673 words)

 J. K. Rowling
Harry Potter first popped into Joanne Kathleen Rowling's head during a long, boring train trip.
In 2003, Rowling successfully sued Dmitry Yemets, the author of Tanya Grotter and the Magic Double Bass, a Russian children's book, for lifting major plot elements from her Potter books.
Through her publisher, Rowling has sued newspapers that published plot summaries before a book is available in stores, and filed complaints against retailers as huge as Wal-Mart when copies were sold before the books' official release dates.
www.nndb.com /people/510/000022444   (686 words)

 J.K. Rowling Bio Joanne Kathleen Rowling Biography Author Harry Potter Books
She and her husband divorced shortly after the birth of their daughter and J.K. Rowling ended up unemployed and living in a tiny flat in Edinburgh with her only child.
J.K. Rowling has plans to write a book for each of the 7 years that Harry Potter is at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.
J.K. Rowling named Harry Potter after a childhood friend, Ian Potter.
www.kidzworld.com /site/p924.htm   (376 words)

 NBC-TV "Today Show" Interview with J.K. Rowling, Oct. 2000
J.K. Rowling: Yeh, I introduced Hermione to a Bulgarian (in Book 4) who couldn't say her name and so then she explains it, so that was my "get-out-of-jail" card on that one.
Katie Couric: Once again, J.K. Rowling or Jo Rowling is back, and she's brought a few of her very good friends here, and some dry ice as well.
J.K. Rowling: Not Hogwarts: A History, but I have written two of the books that appear as titles only within the novels, and that's Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them and Quidditch Through the Ages.
www.angelfire.com /mi3/cookarama/nbctodayoct00.html   (2168 words)

 New York Daily News - Home - Rowling to pick off another Potter pal
"Harry Potter" author J.K. Rowling has committed another killing.
As for Potter, Rowling told fans in an earlier interview that her teenage hero would survive at least until the seventh and final book in the series.
Alan Hilfer, a child psychologist at Maimonides Medical Center in Borough Park, Brooklyn, said he believes Rowling is trying to protect her readers rather than create hype to boost sales for the sixth book, which will be released next year.
www.nydailynews.com /front/story/240331p-206047c.html   (314 words)

 Forbes.com: J.K. Rowling And The Billion-Dollar Empire
Rowling joins director/producer Steven Spielberg, whose Dreamworks Studio is banking on the success of Shrek 2 to fatten his cash pile; George Lucas, who (like Rowling) has built his empire mostly on a single franchise; and talk-show diva Oprah Winfrey, who is her own franchise.
Rowling's latest installment, Harry Potter and The Order of the Phoenix, sold 12 million copies in the United States alone after its June release, and earned Scholastic (nasdaq: SCHL - news - people), her American publisher, $185 million in just six months.
Rowling, a former welfare mother, shares creative control over the films and negotiated an undisclosed cut of the profits.
www.forbes.com /maserati/billionaires2004/cx_jw_0226rowlingbill04.html   (897 words)

 Scotsman.com News - JK Rowling & Harry Potter
HARRY Potter author JK Rowling has traced her Scottish roots to a doctor originally from Arran, it...
A PAINTING of JK Rowling was unveiled at the National Portrait Gallery in London, last night.
JK ROWLING called on her millions of fans yesterday to lobby the internet auction site eBay to...
news.scotsman.com /topics.cfm?tid=3   (463 words)

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