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Author J.K. Rowling is best known for her bestselling Harry Potter fantasy series. She also pens mystery novels, screenplays and children's books.

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We also have the latest coverage of J.K. Rowling's novels, children's books and more - see below!

  • J.K. Rowling's The Christmas Pig to be Published by Scholastic (2021-05-10): Scholastic will publish a new children's book by J.K. Rowling called The Christmas Pig.

  • J.K. Rowling: No More Harry Potter Stories After Cursed Child (2016-08-01): JK Rowling says there will be no more stories about Harry Potter after the play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

  • J.K. Rowling Shares Rejection Letters With Fans (2016-03-25): J.K. Rowling posted two of the rejection letters she received for her first crime novel which she wrote under the name Robert Galbraith.

  • J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter Chair Up for Auction (2016-03-12): The chair J.K. Rowling used to write the first two Harry Potter books is being auctioned off. The oak chair will have an opening bid of $45,000.

  • Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Will Be Released This Summer (2016-02-10): Scholastic will publish the script book of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child this summer. It is the official eighth story in the series by J.K. Rowling.

  • J.K. Rowling Leaves Door Open for More Books in Potter Universe (2015-04-11): J.K. Rowling discusses her charity Lumos, and leaves the door open for more books set in the Harry Potter universe.

  • J.K. Rowling Calls New Harry Potter Bibliography Mind-Boggling (2015-03-03): Philip Errington, the director of children's books at Sotheby's, has written the definitive Harry Potter bibliography which J.K. Rowling calls mind-boggling.

  • J.K.Rowling's Harvard Commencement Speech to be Illustrated Book (2014-12-03): Little Brown will publish an illustrated book version of J.K. Rowling's moving Harvard Commencement speech. Joel Holland will do the illustrations.

  • J.K. Rowling Tops List of Hollywood's Most Powerful Authors (2014-11-26): The Hollywood Reporter has named its 25 Most Powerful Authors. J.K. Rowling, Stephen King and George R.R. Martin top the list.

  • J.K. Rowling Writes New Story About Off-Stage Harry Potter Character Celestina Warbeck (2014-08-18): J.K. Rowling has written an essay and a song about an obscure Harry Potter character. Celestina the Singing Sorceress has quite a colorful past. And she can really sing.

  • Helen Fielding Admits She's Considered Pulling a J.K. Rowling (2014-06-02): Bridget Jones Diary author Helen Fielding admits that she's considered pulling a J.K. Rowling and writing a literary novel under a pseudonym.

  • J.K. Rowling Suing The Daily Mail For Libel (2014-01-31): J.K. Rowling is suing The Daily Mail for libel over an article claiming Rowling misrepresented her past as an impoverished single mother.

  • British Lawyer Who Blabbed J.K. Rowling's Secret Pen Name Gets Fined and Reprimanded (2014-01-03): Christopher Gossage, the attorney who revealed that J.K. Rowling is also Robert Galbraith, has been fined and reprimanded by Solicitors Regulation Authority.

  • J.K. Rowling to Write Screenplays for New Films Set in Harry Potter Universe (2013-09-12): J.K. Rowling cuts deal with Warner Bros. to write screenplays for new films set in the Harry Potter universe.

  • New Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Cover Revealed (2013-08-01): Scholastic has revealed the new cover for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.

  • J.K. Rowling Outed as Robert Galbraith, Debut Crime Novelist of The Cuckoo's Calling (2013-07-14): J.K. Rowling confessed that she is Robert Galbraith, the author of the well-reviewed detective novel The Cuckoo's Calling. Rowling was hoping to keep the secret a bit longer.

  • J.K. Rowling Reveals the Origins of Quidditch in Unique Annotated First Edition to Be Auctioned for Charity (2013-05-18): J.K. Rowling says she invented Quidditch after a fight with her boyfriend. She reveals other tidbits in annotated edition of Harry Potter being auctioned for charity.

  • J.K. Rowling's The Casual Vacancy Arrives in Bookstores (2012-09-30): J.

  • J.K. Rowling Talks The Casual Vacancy, Harry Potter's Role in Cheering Her Up (2012-09-27): J.K. Rowling says she spent five years writing the book and that Rihanna's Umbrella plays a role.

  • Pottermore Opens to Everyone (2012-04-16): Pottermore, J.