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News and topics relating to J.K. Rowling herself and her web site.
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J.K. Rowling : JK Rowling web chat transcript
Posted by AndyM on 2007/07/30 8:00pm (UTC) (8067 reads)

Early on Monday morning, JK Rowling took part in a web chat with with fans on the Bloomsbury web site. In the 90 minute chat, she answered some of the 120,000 questions that were submitted, and said to keep an eye on her web site for further answers to questions.

You can either read the transcript here (click the "read more" link), or over on the Bloomsbury site.

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J.K. Rowling : J.K. Rowling and the Midnight Book Signing
Posted by AndyM on 2007/05/23 1:00pm (UTC) (1665 reads)

J.K. Rowling has updated her site, announcing that she will be giving a midnight reading and book signing in London on the 21st of July to mark the release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.

Click the "read more" link for more.

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J.K. Rowling : More hints at eighth book
Posted by AndyM on 2007/05/14 7:15pm (UTC) (1045 reads)

JK has in the past said she may write an eighth book - basically an encyclopedia, with more history on Harry's world. And amongst the hype for Deathly Hallows, it seems this wish has surfaced again - according to various news sources, she has recently expressed an interest in writing such a book for charity.

No firm source has been given, but it could be that people are just basing this on her previous comments. Whichever it is, we hope she does write it when she is ready to...

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J.K. Rowling : JK Rowling donates toward reward to find missing girl
Posted by AndyM on 2007/05/13 5:43pm (UTC) (1205 reads)

JK Rowling has reportedly donated an undisclosed amount towards a fund that is to be offered as a reward for information leading to the return of missing girl, Madeleine McCann.

The fund started by the UK newspaper, The News of the World, which has also been bolstered by other celebrities including Sir Richard Branson and Simon Cowell, has reached a massive £1.5 million (approx $2.9million US).

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J.K. Rowling : JK Rowling awards fan site
Posted by AndyM on 2007/05/11 9:30pm (UTC) (1544 reads)

Congratulations to the Harry Potter Fan Zone for receiving a fan site award from JK Rowling!

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J.K. Rowling : New Wizard of the Month
Posted by AndyM on 2007/05/01 11:00am (UTC) (8702 reads)

JK Rowling has updated her web site with a new Wizard of the Month. This month it's the turn of Helga Hufflepuff - "(Medieval, precise dates unknown)
One of the four celebrated Founders of Hogwarts, Hufflepuff was particularly famous for her dexterity at food-related Charms. Many recipes traditionally served at Hogwarts feasts originated with Hufflepuff."

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J.K. Rowling : New wizard of the month
Posted by AndyM on 2007/04/01 10:00pm (UTC) (1181 reads)

Magenta Comstock (1895 - 1991)

"Experimental artist whose portraits' eyes not only follow the viewer around the room, but also follow them home."

Source: jkrowling.co.uk

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J.K. Rowling : JK Rowling second richest woman in entertainment
Posted by AndyM on 2007/01/22 5:10pm (UTC) (1271 reads)

JK Rowling has been named as entertainment's second richest woman, coming in behind Oprah Winfrey. They estimated her wealth at $1 billion (approx. £505 million).

The Forbes list also includes Martha Stewart, Madonna and Jennifer Lopez.

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J.K. Rowling : JK Rowling has 5th largest fan base
Posted by AndyM on 2006/11/07 2:08am (UTC) (1108 reads)

A recent poll held by hotel company, Travelodge, lists JK Rowling as having the 5th largest fanbase in the UK. She falls behind Manchester United, two other football teams, and Robbie Williams. Also in the top ten, is U2, Take That and fellow author Stephen King.

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J.K. Rowling : Time magazine: JK Rowling a hero
Posted by AndyM on 2006/11/06 8:00pm (UTC) (1590 reads)

As part of their 60th year anniversary, TIME Europe magazine has celebratory article featuring 60 years of heroes. Of our favourite author, they write:

"Always have faith in yourself. Be true to your friends. And never repot a mandrake plant without wearing earmuffs (their screams are fatal, you know). As any Harry Potter fan knows, you don't need a wand to learn life's most important lessons.

Harry may have been born a wizard, but his journey through adolescence is purely human. For kids, he's a trusted companion during that awkward, angst-ridden adventure called growing up. For grown-ups, his escapades offer the chance to feel like a kid again. And that is J.K. Rowling's greatest trick: remembering the thrills, and fears, of being young.
"

Source: The Leaky Cauldron

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