J.K. Rowling

Joanne Rowling, aka J.K. Rowling, went from rags to riches after coming up with the idea for the Harry Potter series on a train in 1990. Her first book, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, was published in June 1997. Ask any questions dealing with the author herself, but please place Harry Potter questions in their designated category.

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Is J.K. Rowling a Christian?

Yes. J.K. Rowling (her real legal name is Joane Murray) is in fact a member of the church of Scotland and has answered this question herself by saying she is a christian. She did, however not want to push the subject to much as she did not want readers to be able to guess the ending to her final book.

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What is J.K. Rowling's mom's maiden name?

Her mother's maiden name is Anne Volant.

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Has JK Rowling won a Newberry award?

No she hasn't.

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Which school did J.K. Rowling go to?

J.K. Rowling went to Exeter University.She also went to primary school at Wyedean Primary.

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Does J.K. Rowling believe in God?

Yes, she is a Christian.

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How did J.K Rowling's books become so popular?

It appeals to every age group. Kids want to go to Hogwarts and adults with they'd been there.

Plus the films did quite a bit. As popular as it was beforehand, the actors being so talented and them getting mostly good press meant parents saw it as a franchise their children would be saw associating themselves with.

J.K.Rowling has always been popular to. She's always been nice to fans instead of disconnected like some other authors.

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Will J.K. Rowling write a book about Albus Severus Potter?

No.

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What did J.K. Rowling's work as before writing 'Harry Potter'?

J.K. Rowling was a research assistant at Amnesty International. She also taught French in Scotland and English in Portugal.

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What is the name of JK Rowling's first daughters name?

MacKenzie. she dedicates half blood prince to her

EDIT: Jessica. Mackenzie is her second daughter's name.

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What was J.K. Rowling's mom's name?

Anne Rowling (née Volant)

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What is J.K. Rowling's most famous book?

The Harry Potter series.

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Why was J.K. Rowling's name shortened?

JK Rowling's actual full name was Joanne Rowling. However, editors of Rowling's first book, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, thought that many readers wouldn't be interested in a book written by a female author, so they told Rowling to change her name so that there were first and middle name initials followed by the last name, so that readers wouldn't know that Rowling is female. Since Rowling didn't have a middle name, she chose Kathleen as her middle name, after her paternal grandmother. Her new full name became Joanne Kathleen Rowling and was shortened to J.K. Rowling (so that readers wouldn't know she was female).

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Celebrity Births Deaths and Ages

When was J. K. Rowling born?

July 31 1965

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Where does JK Rowling live?

Edinburgh, Scotland

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Where does J.K. Rowling live?

J.K Rowling was born and lived in England (in the United Kingdom) as a child. She later lived in Portugal but moved back home after splitting with her first husband.

She know currently resides in Edinburgh, United Kingdom.She has lived there since writing her first Harry Potternovel.

She owns three houses. One is a luxury 19th century house called Killiechassie near Aberfeldy, Scotland. The second is in Merchiston, Edinburgh, and the third is in Kensington, West London.
Scotland, Edinburgh

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What does 'como un burro' mean in English?

What

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What are J.K. Rowling's major works?

The seven books in the Harry Potter series are her major/only works. She has two small books that she wrote for charity (Quidditch Through the Ages and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them) and a hand written book that was bound for a few special people.

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What is JK Rowling's eye colour?

brown

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How many children does J.K Rowling have?

2 daughters, 1 son

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Why did J.K. Rowling become J.K. Rowling?

When publishing the first Harry Potter book, her publisher thought boys may not wish to read a book by a woman so it was suggested that she take a middle name and only have her initials and surname. Joanne Rowling was her birth name and she took her grandmothers name for a middle name making her Joanne Kathleen Rowling.

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What message did JK Rowling convey in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows?

I got this immediately, because, even though I'm not very religious, I feel the message was that good almost always prevails over evil, and from the little bit of the Bible that I know, that Harry was Jesus, Dumbledore was God, and Lord Voldemort was Satan. This is due to the penultimate chapter, in which Harry talks to Dumbledore, while Dumbledore has been dead for over a year (The Battle of Hogwarts took place in May 1998, and Dumbledore's arranged death took place in about June 1996). I got this immediately, because, even though I'm not very religious, I feel the message was that good almost always prevails over evil, and from the little bit of the Bible that I know, that Harry was Jesus, Dumbledore was God, and Lord Voldemort was Satan. This is due to the penultimate chapter, in which Harry talks to Dumbledore, while Dumbledore has been dead for over a year (The Battle of Hogwarts took place in May 1998, and Dumbledore's arranged death took place in about June 1996). I got this immediately, because, even though I'm not very religious, I feel the message was that good almost always prevails over evil, and from the little bit of the Bible that I know, that Harry was Jesus, Dumbledore was God, and Lord Voldemort was Satan. This is due to the penultimate chapter, in which Harry talks to Dumbledore, while Dumbledore has been dead for over a year (The Battle of Hogwarts took place in May 1998, and Dumbledore's arranged death took place in about June 1996).

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Does J.K. Rowling have any children and a husband?

J.K. Rowling has an older daughter, Jessica Rowling Arantes (born 1993), after this child she was divorced. Her first husband was Jorge Arantes.

On December 21, 2001 J.K. Rowling married Neil Murray, and the couple have two children. Son David was born in 2003 and daughter Mackenzie in 2005.

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What was J.K. Rowling's objective in writing Harry Potter?

J.K. Rowling wrote Harry Potter to entertain the reader.

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What books did J.K. Rowling write besides Harry Potter?

She has just released a book in September 2012 entitled The Casual Vacancy, and it is aimed at an adult audience. She has also stated that she is currently working on a book aimed at 8-year old readers.

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How tall is J.K. Rowling?

Most references give her height as 5'4".

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