VJ Books Presents Author J.K. Rowling (aka Robert Galbraith)!
Joanne (J.K.) Rowling is best known for her Harry Potter series but she also writes crime fiction under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith.
In 2012, J.K. Rowling published her first novel for adults, The Casual
Vacancy. The Cuckoo's Calling, her first crime novel under the pseudonym
Robert Galbraith, was published in 2013.
Rowling was born in July 1965 at Yate General Hospital in England and grew up in Chepstow, Gwent where she went to Wyedean Comprehensive.
Rowling left Chepstow for Exeter University, where she earned a French and Classics degree, her course including one year in Paris. As a postgraduate she moved to London and worked as a researcher at Amnesty International among other jobs.
She started writing the Harry Potter series during a delayed Manchester to London King's Cross train journey, and during the next five years, outlined the plots for each book and began writing the first novel.
She then moved to northern Portugal, where she taught English as a foreign language. She married in October 1992 and gave birth to a daughter in 1993. When the marriage ended, she and Jessica returned to the UK to live in Edinburgh, where Harry Potter & the Sorcerer's Stone was eventually completed. The book was first published by Bloomsbury Children's Books in June 1997, under the name J.K. Rowling.
As well as an OBE 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 L_gion d'Honneur, and the Hans Christian Andersen Literature Award, and she has been a Commencement Speaker at Harvard University USA.
She supports a wide number of charitable causes through her charitable trust Volant, and is the founder of Lumos, a charity working to transform the lives of disadvantaged children.
J.K. Rowling is currently writing the screen play, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, an original story set in the wizarding world, some of which will be familiar to Harry Potter fans. It marks her screenwriting debut and the start of a new film series with Warner Bros.
J.K. Rowling lives in Edinburgh with her husband and three children.
J.K. Rowling (aka Robert Galbraith) Bibliography
Cormoran Strike Novels (as Robert Galbraith)
Novels (as J.K. Rowling)
The Cuckoo's Calling - 2013
- The Silkworm - 2014
- Career of Evil - 2015
Harry Potter Series (as J.K. Rowling)
J.K. Rowling Awards
- Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone - 1997/1998 (USA)
- Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets - 1998/1999 (USA)
- Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban - 1999
- Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire - 2000
- Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix - 2003
- Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince - 2005
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - 2007
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- Prince of Asturias Award for Concord
- France’s Légion d’Honneur
- Hans Christian Andersen Literature Award