Who is J. K. Rowling

Joanne Rowling ( "rolling"; born 31 July 1965), also known by her pen name J. K. Rowling, is a British author and philanthropist. She wrote Harry Potter, a seven-volume children's fantasy series published from 1997 to 2007. The series has sold over 500 million copies, been translated into at least 70 languages, and spawned a global media franchise including films and video games. The Casual Vacancy (2012) was her first novel for adults. She writes Cormoran Strike, an ongoing crime fiction series, as Robert Galbraith.

Born in Yate, Rowling graduated with a degree in French from the University of Exeter in 1987 and began working temp jobs as a bilingual secretary. In 1990, the idea for the characters of Harry Potter came to her while she waited on a delayed train; later that year, ...
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Rowlingmore: “i’ve lived to see the left become incredibly puritanical, and rigid, and watching the outright, and this isn’t a new phenomenon.” - j.k. rowling.
Georgementz: j.k. rowling fires back when activist burns her books in a 'trans rights' social media post
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Cgulia0_fc: “it is impossible to live without failing at something unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all – in which case, you fail by default.” – j.k. rowling
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Villanelle Of His Lady's Treasures
 by Ernest Dowson

I took her dainty eyes, as well
As silken tendrils of her hair:
And so I made a Villanelle!

I took her voice, a silver bell,
As clear as song, as soft as prayer;
I took her dainty eyes as well.


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