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J. K. Rowling

Biography

J. K. Rowling

J.K. Rowling is the author of the bestselling Harry Potter series of seven books, published between 1997 and 2007, which have sold over 450 million copies worldwide, are distributed in more than 200 territories, have been translated into 73 languages, and have been turned into eight blockbuster films.

As well as an Order of the British Empire for services to children's literature, J.K. Rowling is the recipient of numerous awards and honorary degrees, including the Prince of Asturias Award for Concord, France's Légion d'honneur, and the Hans Christian Andersen Award, and she has been a commencement speaker at Harvard University. She supports a wide range of causes and is the founder of Lumos, which works to transform the lives of disadvantaged children.

Books by J. K. Rowling

by J. K. Rowling, writing as Robert Galbraith - Crime Fiction, Fiction, Mystery

When novelist Owen Quine goes missing, his wife calls in private detective Cormoran Strike. Quine has just completed a manuscript featuring poisonous pen-portraits of almost everyone he knows. If the novel were to be published, it would ruin lives. When Quine is found brutally murdered under bizarre circumstances, it becomes a race against time to understand the motivation of a ruthless killer unlike any Strike has encountered before.

by J. K. Rowling, writing as Robert Galbraith - Crime Fiction, Fiction, Mystery

There’s a new detective on the block, and his name is Cormoran Strike. Just when he’s down on his luck and close to broke, a case walks through the door that may make him rich and famous. Maybe a little famous anyway. The brother of a supermodel who was thought to have leapt to her death wants Strike to prove that she didn’t.

by J. K. Rowling - Fiction

When Barry Fairbrother dies unexpectedly in his early 40s, the little town of Pagford is left in shock. What lies behind Pagford’s pretty façade is a town at war. And the empty seat left by Barry on the town’s council soon becomes the catalyst for the biggest war the town has yet seen. Who will triumph in an election fraught with passion, duplicity and unexpected revelations?

by J. K. Rowling - Fantasy

Slander campaigns. Teachers who make life miserable. Difficult school exams. Frightening nightmares that won't go away. These are just some of the challenges 15-year-old Harry Potter faces as he enters his fifth year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Unfortunately for Harry, his problems never seem to go away.

by J. K. Rowling - Fantasy, Short Stories

THE TALES OF BEEDLE THE BARD, a Wizarding classic, first came to Muggle readers’ attention in the book known as HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS. Now, thanks to Hermione Granger’s new translation from the ancient runes, the Children's High Level Group, in association with Arthur A. Levine Books, presents a stunning edition with an introduction, notes and illustrations by J.K. Rowling, and extensive commentary by Albus Dumbledore. Never before have Muggles been privy to these richly imaginative tales: “The Wizard and the Hopping Pot,” “The Fountain of Fair Fortune,” “The Warlock’s Hairy Heart,” “Babbitty Rabbitty and Her Cackling Stump,” and of course, “The Tale of the Three Brothers.” But not only are they the equal of fairy tales we now know and love, reading them gives new insight into the world of Harry Potter.

by J. K. Rowling - Fantasy

Internal and external struggle --- and eventually, peaceful resolution --- are the key ingredients in the heady potion that is HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS. In this concluding book of the series, loyal fans get one long, complex draught from J.K. Rowling's concoction. Readers, raise your glass --- there's nothing else quite like it.

by J. K. Rowling - Fantasy

The war against Voldemort isn't going well. Dumbledore is always absent, and the Order of the Phoenix has suffered losses. But life still goes on. Teenagers fight and fall in love, and Harry gets help in Potions from the mysterious Half-Blood Prince. And with Dumbledore's guidance, he seeks out the story of the boy who became Lord Voldemort --- and finds what may be his only weakness.

by J. K. Rowling - Fantasy

For 12 long years, the dread fortress of Azkaban held an infamous prisoner named Sirius Black. Convicted of killing 13 people with a single curse, he was said to be Voldemort's heir. Now he's escaped, and Harry Potter isn't safe --- not even within the walls of Hogwarts. Because on top of everything else, there may be a traitor in his midst…

by J. K. Rowling - Fantasy

In one of the most highly anticipated sequels ever, J.K. Rowling takes up where she left off with Harry's second year at Hogwarts. Old friends and new torments abound, including a spirit who haunts the girl's bathroom and an outrageously conceited new professor --- as well as a mysterious force that's turning students to stone.

by J. K. Rowling - Fantasy

Harry wants to escape from the Dursleys and go to the Quidditch World Cup. He wants to find out about the mysterious event that's happening at Hogwarts --- an event involving two rival schools that hasn't happened in 100 years. He wants to be a normal teenager. But unfortunately, Harry Potter isn't normal --- even for a wizard. And in his case, different can be deadly.

by J. K. Rowling - Fantasy

Harry Potter knew nothing about magic. He was stuck with the decidedly un-magical Dursleys, where he slept in a closet and ate their leftovers…until an invitation to the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry changed everything. As it turns out, Harry's already famous, and he's about to discover a world he never knew existed --- one that will bring him closer to his own destiny.