Author of Harry Potter

J. K. Rowling is a name that has become synonymous with the world of magic and imagination. Born as Joanne Rowling, the author used the pen name J.K. Rowling to appeal to young male readers who might not be interested in a book written by a woman.

Interestingly, the first Harry Potter book, ‘Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone’ (titled ‘Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone’ in the United States), was rejected 12 times before getting published by Bloomsbury Publishing.

Sold over 500 million copies worldwide and has been translated into 80 languages, Rowling’s seven-book Harry Potter series is the best-selling book series in history. She also became the first billionaire author in history; however, she dropped off the Forbes billionaires list in 2012 due to charitable donations and other factors like taxes.

Born on July 31, 1965, in Yate, England, Joanne Rowling spent her childhood with books and started creating her own stories to escape into her imagination.  The author also had a passion for writing from a young age.

J. K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series has been adapted into eight blockbuster movies, making it one of the highest-grossing film franchises of all time. Her contribution to literature is legendary as the author has given a reason to read to millions of children and aspiring readers, and she has also given them a reason to believe in the world of magic and imagination.