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JK Rowling

JK Rowling, the famous British author of the worldwide attention gaining Harry Potter series. Her best selling novels have sold more than 400 million copies around the globe and won numerous awards.

JK Rowling was born on 31st July 1965, near Bristol, and grew up in Gloucestershire in England and in Chepstow, Gwent, in south-east Wales.

She first had the idea for Harry Potter while delayed on a train travelling from Manchester to London King’s Cross in 1990. Over the next five years, she began to plan out the seven books of the series.

British author had written mostly in longhand and amassed a mountain of notes, many of which were on scraps of paper. In 2007 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows became the fastest-selling book ever, selling 2.65 million in the first 24 hours in the UK.

JK Rowling has received many awards and honours, including an OBE for services to children’s literature, France’s Légion d’Honneur, and the Hans Christian Andersen Award.

JK Rowling slams ‘sexist’ cartoon of Serena Williams

LONDON:A caricature of tennis star Serena Williams published in Australia's newspaper has caused an uproar on social media. The cartoon was published after Serena lost the finals to a newcomer Osaka, Serena was penalized a point and issued a code of violations. To which she accused the Referee Ramos, of being a thief. “You stole a point from me. You’re a thief too.” said williams, after which Ramos issue a second violation. "Well done on reducing one of the greatest sportswomen alive to racist and sexist tropes and…

WATCH: Young Dumbledore featured in Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald trailer

Warner Bros. Pictures have released a new trailer for "Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald", the second of five all new adventures in J.K. Rowling's Wizarding World. At the end of the first film, the powerful dark wizard Gellet Grindelwald (Johnny Depp) was captured by MACUSA ( Magical Congress of the United States of America), with the help of Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmanye). But, making good on his threat, Grindelwald escaped custody and has set about gathering followers, most unsuspecting of his true agenda:…

JK Rowling defends Johnny Depp casting after fan backlash

LONDON: British author JK Rowling has said she is "genuinely happy" with Johnny Depp's casting in the upcoming "Fantastic Beasts" film after fans called for his replacement over domestic abuse allegations. The US actor, who plays villain Gellert Grindelwald in the Harry Potter spin-off, had been accused of physical abuse by his former wife Amber Heard during divorce proceedings. But actress Heard withdrew the allegations last year when the pair reached an out-of-court settlement to end their marriage. Angry fans had…

Warner Bros. reveals title of ‘Fantastic Beasts’ sequel

Warner Bros. has unveiled title for the “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” sequel: “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald.” The announcement comes exactly one year since the second film in the “Harry Potter” prequel franchise will be released on November 16, 2018. David Yates, who directed "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" and the final four "Potter" installments, is returning to helm the second film in the series from a script by J.K. Rowling. The spinoff franchise will consist of five films.…