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J.K.  (Joanne Kathleen)  Rowling

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"I'm a writer, and I will write what I want to write."

"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 have failed by default."

"It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends."

"Anything's possible if you've got enough nerve."

"Secretly we're all a little more absurd than we make ourselves out to be."

"It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live, remember that." — character Albus Dumbledore

"Never be ashamed! There's some who'll hold it against you, but they're not worth bothering with."

"The truth. It is a beautiful and terrible thing, and must therefore be treated with great caution."

"Talent and intelligence never yet inoculated anyone against the caprice of the fates."

signature of J.K. Rowling

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official J.K. Rowling website
Joanne 'Jo' Rowling entry at Wikipedia
browse the J.K. Rowling Store at Amazon
J.K. Rowling credits [since 1987] at Internet Movie Database


Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry coat of arms - Latin motto: draco dormiens nunquam titillandus ('Never Tickle A Sleeping Dragon')

  listed by Amazon Editors on '100 Young Adult Books to Read in a Lifetime' (9/2015)  'Harry  Potter'  Books [1997-2007]
The 'Harry Potter' Books & Movies Page at Magic Lantern Video & Book Store
book series entry at Wikipedia

PURPLE CHECK: listed on Amazon Editors '100 Children's Books To Read In A Lifetime' in August 2014  GREEN CHECK: listed #5 on Goodread Readers Picks '100 Books To Read In A Lifetime'  BLACK CHECK: listed on Amazon's '100 Books To Read In A Lifetime'  "Harry Potter and The Sorcerer's Stone (Book 1)" [1997]
listed by Publishers Weekly as #19 All-time Bestselling Hardcover Children's Book (2001)
listed by Publishers Weekly as #7 All-time Bestselling Paperback Children's Book (2001)

"Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets (Book 2)" [1998]
listed by Publishers Weekly as #10 All-time Bestselling Hardcover Children's Book (2001)
listed by Publishers Weekly as #19 All-time Bestselling Paperback Children's Book (2001)

GREEN CHECK: listed #62 on Goodread Readers Picks '100 Books To Read In A Lifetime'  "Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkaban (Book 3)" [1999]
listed by Publishers Weekly as #11 All-time Bestselling Hardcover Children's Book (2001)

"Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire (Book 4)" [2000]
listed by Publishers Weekly as #5 All-time Bestselling Hardcover Children's Book (2001)

"Harry Potter and The Order of The Phoenix (Book 5)" [2003]

GREEN CHECK: listed #72 on Goodread Readers Picks '100 Books To Read In A Lifetime'  "Harry Potter and The Half-Blood Prince (Book 6)" [2005]

GREEN CHECK: listed #42 on Goodread Readers Picks '100 Books To Read In A Lifetime'  "Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows (Book 7)" [2007]

Harry Potter book sets  
Harry Potter Book Sets (Books 1-7)
Kindle Edition from Pottermore Limited [3/2012] for $57.54
Arthur A. Levine Books 8½x5½ slipcover pb box set [7/2009] 7 books for $42.00
Arthur A. Levine Books 'chest'-packaged 9¼x6½ hardcover set [10/2007] for $90.00


'Harry  Potter'  Movies
The 'Harry Potter' Books & Movies Page at Magic Lantern Video & Book Store
J.K. Rowling credits [since 1987] at Internet Movie Database


'Harry  Potter'  Other

"The Hogwarts Library" [] by J. K. Rowling
http://www.amazon.com/The-Hogwarts-Library-Harry-Potter/dp/0545615402/

"Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them" [ages 8 & up; 2000]
Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them novel by J.K. Rowling  'by Newt Scamander': mentioned in Harry Potter as one of his textbooks; 'facsimile edition',
complete with creased covers and plenty of marginalia scribbled by Harry and other students;
contains descriptions of 75 magical beasts

Kindle Edition from Pottermore/Levine [3/2017] for $6.99
Bloomsbury 7¾x5 pb [2009] out of print/used
Arthur A. Levine Books hardcover [3/2017] for $8.71
Arthur A. Levine Books 8x5¼ hardcover [6/2015] out of print/50+ used
Scholastic Press hardcover [12/2000] out of print/used
book entry at Wikipedia
Fantastic Beasts movie poster  "Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them" [Heyday Films/Warner Bros. Nov 2016]
The adventures of British wizard Newt Scamander in New York's secret community of witches and wizards takes place seventy years before Harry Potter reads Scamander's book at Hogwarts School • Directed by David Yates; co-produced & written by J.K. Rowling; starring Eddie Redmayne {as Newt Scamander}, Katherine Waterston {as Porpentina Goldstein}, Ezra Miller, Colin Farrell, Zoë Kravitz, Jon Voight, Ron Perlman, Gemma Chan, Samantha Morton, Carmen Ejogo, Dan Fogler, Kamil Lemieszewski, Lucie Pohl, Jenn Murray, Christine Marzano, Alison Sudol, Kevin Guthrie, Ronan Raftery, Solomon Taiwo Justified, Lobna Futers, Akin Gazi, Todd Boyce, Andreea Paduraru, Anick Wiget, Bart Edwards, Josh Cowdery, Peter Breitmayer, Kirsty Grace, Jason Redshaw, Elizabeth Moynihan, Gjevat Kelmendi, Abi Adeyemi, Attila G. Kerekes, Andrei Satalov, Olivia Quinn, Walles Hamonde, Adam Lazarus, Geeta Vij, Fanny Carbonnel, Gino Picciano, Ashley Hudson, Lee Asquith-Coe, Henry Douthwaite, Faith Wood-Blagrove, Denis Khoroshko, Christian Dixon, and creature performer Edd Osmond
Warner Bros. Home Video widescreen color Blu-ray [3/2017] 2 disks for $22.99  3/2017
Warner Bros. Home Video widescreen color Ultra/Blu-ray/DVD combo [3/2017] 2 disks for $29.95  3/2017
Warner Bros. Home Video widescreen color DVD [3/2017] 2 disks for $17.96  3/2017
full credits at IMDbofficial movie sitemovie entry at Wikipedia
watch official trailers at YouTube: 7/2016 trailer [2:26]4/2016 trailer [3:03]7/2016 trailer [4:38]
Fantastic Beasts Original Screenplay book by J.K. Rowling  
"Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original Screenplay" [2016]
by J.K. Rowling

Kindle Edition from Pottermore/Levine [11/2016] for $12.99
Arthur A. Levine Books hardcover [11/2016] for $14.99

"Fantastic Beasts" sequels
Announced 9/2013: Actress Zoe Kravitz is a late addition to the cast of Warner’s "Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them" feature film; she will have only a small part in the first film, but her character has the potential for a larger role in the David Yates-helmed sequel, which is set for a release in November 2018. Announced 10/2016: Actor Johnny Depp, who has a cameo in the first 'Fantastic Beasts' film, will take a prominent role alongside Eddie Redmayne in the second film in J.K. Rowling’s Potterverse franchise.

"Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them 2"  11/2018
[Heyday Films/Warner Bros. Nov 2018?]
___   Script by Rowling: A few months later (in 1927), Grindelwald makes a dramatic escape and the only one who might be able to stop him is the wizard Albus Dumbledore; but Dumbledore will need help from his former student Newt Scamander.
Directed by David Yates; returning actors include Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Alison Sudol, Dan Fogler, Ezra Miller, Zoë Kravitz, Johnny Depp; new actors include Claudia Kim, William Nadylam, Ingvar Sigurdsson, Ólafur Darri Ólafsson, Callum Turner & Kevin Guthrie; the creative team includes DP Philippe Rousselot and VFX supervisors Tim Burke & Christian Manz
DVD/Blu-ray not yet available • latest credits at IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia

"Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 3"  [Nov 2020?] /tt4123432/
"Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 4" (announced) /tt6149052/
"Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 5" (announced) /tt6149054/


Other  Works  by  J.K. Rowling


"The Tales of Beedle The Bard" [2008]
Tales of Beedle The Bard book by J.K. Rowling  A new translation by Hermione Granger (J.K. Rowling)
Kindle Edition from Pottermore/J.K. Rowling [5/2016] for $5.99
Bloomsbury 10¼x5¼ pb [2017] out of print/used
Children's High Level Group 8¼x5½ hardcover [12/2008] for $7.92
Amazon Exclusive Limited Collector's Edition hardcover [12/2008] out of print/used
book entry at Wikipedia


"The Casual Vacancy" [2012]
grownup novel by J.K. Rowling
Casual Vacancy adult novel by J.K. Rowling pre-publication cover  Casual Vacancy adult novel by J.K. Rowling  The little town of Pagford appears to be an English idyll, with a cobbled market square and an ancient abbey, but behind the pretty façade is a town at war – rich at war with poor, teenagers at war with their parents, wives at war with their husbands, teachers at war with their pupils. When town council member Barry Fairweather dies unexpectedly in his early forties, Pagford is left in shock, and the empty council seat soon becomes the catalyst for the biggest war the town has yet seen – an election fraught with passion, duplicity, and unexpected revelations.
Kindle Edition from Little, Brown/Hachette [9/2012] for $9.99
Back Bay Books 9x5½ pb [7/2013] for $18.00
Turtleback Books hardcover [DUE Sept 2014] for $35.00
Little, Brown & Co. hardcover [9/2012] for $35.00
Little, Brown & Co. UNABR audio CD [7/2013] for $19.98
book entry at Wikipedia

red 'The Casual Vacancy' bookcover  "The Casual Vacancy" TV mini-series [BBC-TV Feb 2015, USA April 2015]
Announced 12/2012: B.B.C. sceduled mini-series for 2014, then bumped the broadcast to sometime in 2015 • Directed by Jonny Campbell; adapted by Sarah Phelps; listed cast includes Monica Dolan, Michael Gambon, Keeley Hawes, Rory Kinnear, Abigail Lawrie & Julia McKenzie
DVD/Blu-ray not yet available
latest info at IMDb


"Very Good Lives: The Fringe Benefits of Failure and The Importance of Imagination" [April 2015]
Very Good Lives book by J.K. Rowling  J.K. Rowling was asked to give the commencement speech at Harvard University
in June 2008 – inspirational advice for graduating students – or for anyone, really.

Kindle Edition from Little, Brown & Co. [4/2015] for $9.99
80-page Little, Brown & Co. 7½x5¼ hardcover [4/2015] for $12.34
watch full 5 June 2008 Harvard speech [24:12] online at YouTube


Cormoran Strike Series
by Robert Galbraith (actually J.K. Rowling)

Cormoran Strike Book Series Dept. at Amazon

"The Cuckoo’s Calling" [CS#1 = 4/2013]
The Cuckoo’s Calling  mystery novel by Robert Galbraith  Legendary supermodel Lula Landry, known to her friends as the Cuckoo, fell to her death and the police ruled it a suicide. But her brother does not believe it, and hires struggling private investigator Cormoran Strike to look into the matter. Early sales were 'middling' until The Sunday Times of London revealed that the author is actually J.K. Rowling; sales immediately skyrocketed, requiring additional printings; the sequel was quickly scheduled for publication in Summer 2014.
Kindle Edition from Mulholland/Hachette [4/2013] for $9.99
Mulholland Books 9½x6½ hardcover [4/2013] for $19.22

"The Silkworm: A Cormoran Strike Novel" [CS#2 = 6/2014]
http://www.amazon.com/The-Silkworm-Cormoran-Strike-Novel/dp/0316206873/

"Career of Evil: A Cormoran Strike Novel" [CS#3 = 10/2015]
http://www.amazon.com/Career-Evil-Cormoran-Strike-Novel/dp/0316349895/
http://www.amazon.com/Career-Evil-Cormoran-Strike-Novels/dp/0316349933/

"The Cormoran Strike Mysteries" TV series [BBC-TV 2017?] /tt6040702/
Announced 10/2016: British actress Holliday Grainger and actor Tom Burke are cast in the BBC series based on J.K. Rowling’s
bestselling crime novels written under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith; first season is set for seven episodes.

probably redundant entry on IMDb: "The Strike Series" /tt4276618/


Movies,  Stageplays,  Other  Media
J.K. Rowling credits [since 1987] at Internet Movie Database

"Who Do You Think You Are - J.K. Rowling" TV episode
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b6399QxJiPM [58:52]


Works  About  J.K. Rowling

J.K. Rowling biography by Sean Smith  "J.K. Rowling: A Biography (Illustrated) - The Genius Behind Harry Potter" [1999]
by Sean Smith

Michael O'Mara Books 9x6 pb [5/2003] out of print/many used
Michael O'Mara Books 9x6¼ hardcover [12/99] out of print/used

"J.K. Rowling: The Wizard Behind Harry Potter - An Unauthorized Biography" [3/2004 bestseller] by Marc Shapiro
http://www.amazon.com/J-K-Rowling-Wizard-Behind/dp/031232586X/
        

http://www.amazon.com/J-K-Rowling-Biography-Unauthorized/dp/0313322058/

"Conversations With J.K. Rowling: The Only Authorized Biography" []

'Person of The Year' cover article in TIME For Kids Magazine


http://www.amazon.com/Conversations-J-Rowling-Lindsey-Fraser/dp/0439314550/
http://www.amazon.com/Female-Force-Rowling-Adam-Gragg/dp/1427642281/
http://www.amazon.com/J-K-Rowling-Author-Potter-People/dp/0766018504/
http://www.amazon.com/J-K-Rowling-Birth-Harry-Potter/dp/B0006N2EF0/
http://www.amazon.com/J-K-Rowling-Challenged-Censored-Authors/dp/0766026876/
http://www.amazon.com/J-K-Rowling-Extraordinary-Essential/dp/1616135174/
http://www.amazon.com/J-K-Rowling-Favorite-Writer/dp/159036287X/
http://www.amazon.com/J-K-Rowling-First-Biographies-Abdo/dp/1604539879/
http://www.amazon.com/J-K-Rowling-Wizard-Behind/dp/0312376979/
http://www.amazon.com/J-Rowling-Biography-Colleen-Sexton/dp/0822587491/
http://www.amazon.com/Magic-Beyond-Words-Rowling-Story/dp/B005D0RDU2/
http://www.amazon.com/Magic-Beyond-Words-Rowling-Story/dp/B005DD7SQS/
http://www.amazon.com/Muggles-Magic-Unofficial-Rowling-Phenomenon/dp/1571745424/
http://www.amazon.com/Mythmaker-Story-J-K-Rowling-Wrote/dp/0791096327/
http://www.amazon.com/Mythmaker-Story-Rowling-Wrote-That/dp/079106719X/
http://www.amazon.com/Who-Is-J-K-Rowling-Was/dp/0448458721/


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Joanne Rowling portrait, in a white dress


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Joanne 'Jo' Rowling entry at Wikipedia
browse the J.K. Rowling Store at Amazon
J.K. Rowling credits [since 1987] at Internet Movie Database


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