3 In December 1999, the third novel, harry potter and the Prisoner of azkaban, won the Smarties Prize, making Rowling the first person to win the award three times running. 45 She later withdrew the fourth Harry potter novel from contention to allow other books a fair chance. In January 2000, Prisoner of azkaban won the inaugural Whitbread Childrens book of the year award, though it lost the book of the year prize to seamus heaney s translation of beowulf. 46 The fourth book, harry potter and the goblet of Fire, was released simultaneously in the uk and the us on, and broke sales records in both countries. Some 372,775 copies of the book were sold in its first day in the uk, almost equalling the number Prisoner of azkaban sold during its first year. 47 In the us, the book sold three million copies in its first 48 hours, smashing all literary sales records.
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29 38 The decision to publish Rowling's book apparently owes much to Alice newton, the eight-year-old daughter of Bloomsburys chairman, who was given the first chapter to review by her father and immediately demanded the next. 39 Although Bloomsbury agreed to publish the book, cunningham says that he advised Rowling to get a day job, since she had little chance of making money in childrens books. 40 soon after, in 1997, rowling received an 8000 grant from the Scottish Arts council to enable her to continue writing. 41 The following spring, an auction was held in the United States for the rights to publish the novel, and was won by Scholastic Inc., for 105,000. Rowling has said she nearly died when she heard the news., bloomsbury published Philosophers Stone hypothesis with an initial print-run of 1000 copies, five hundred of which were distributed to libraries. Today, such copies are valued between 16,000 and 25,000. 43 five months later, the book won its first award, a nestlé Smarties book prize. In February, the novel won the prestigious British book award for Childrens book of the year, and later, the Childrens book award. Its sequel, harry potter and the Chamber of Secrets, was published in July, 1998. 44 In October 1998, Scholastic published Philosophers Stone in the us under the title of Harry potter and the sorcerers Stone : a change rowling claims she now regrets and would have fought if she had been in a better position at the time.
In order to with teach in Scotland she would need a postgraduate certificate of education (pgce requiring a full-time, year-long course of study. She began this course in August 1995, 33 after completing her first novel while having survived on welfare. 34 She wrote in many cafés, especially nicolson's Café, 35 whenever she could get Jessica to fall asleep. 12 bbc interview, rowling denied the rumour that she wrote in local cafés to escape from her unheated flat, remarking, "I am not stupid enough to rent an unheated flat in Edinburgh in midwinter. It had heating." Instead, as she stated on the American tv program a e biography, one of the reasons she wrote in cafés was because taking her baby out for a walk was the best way to make her fall asleep. 36 Harry potter Harry potter books main article: Harry potter In 1995, rowling finished her manuscript for Harry potter and the Philosopher's Stone on an old manual typewriter. 37 Upon the enthusiastic response of Bryony evans, a reader who had been asked to review the books first three chapters, the fulham-based Christopher Little literary Agents agreed to represent Rowling in her quest for a publisher. The book was submitted to twelve publishing houses, all of which rejected the manuscript. 29 a year later she was finally given the green light (and a 1500 advance) by editor Barry cunningham from Bloomsbury, a small British publishing house in London, England.
28 Rowling then moved to porto, portugal to teach English as a foreign language. 19 While there, on, she married Portuguese television journalist Jorge Arantes. Their one child, jessica Isabel Rowling Arantes (named after Jessica mitford was born on in Portugal. 29 They separated in november 1993. 29 30 london In December 1993, rowling and her daughter moved to be near her sister in Edinburgh, scotland. 12 During this period Rowling was diagnosed with clinical depression, and contemplated suicide. 31 It was the feeling of her illness which brought her the idea of Dementors, soulless creatures featured in Harry potter. 32 After Jessica's birth and the separation from her husband, rowling had left her teaching job in Portugal.
And when I was going through a punky phase, it was The Clash." 22 Rowling read for a ba in French and Classics at the University of Exeter, which she says was a "bit of a shock" as she "was expecting to be amongst lots. 23 With a year of study in Paris, rowling moved to london to work as a researcher and bilingual secretary for Amnesty International. 24 In 1990, while she was on a four-hour-delayed train trip from Manchester to london, the idea for a story of a young boy attending a school of wizardry "came fully formed" into her mind. 25 She told The boston Globe that "I really don't know where the idea came from. It started with Harry, then all these characters and situations came flooding into my head." 12 25 When she had reached her Clapham Junction flat, she began to write immediately. 12 26 However, in December of that year, rowlings mother died, after her ten-year battle with multiple sclerosis. 12 Rowling commented, "I was writing Harry potter at the moment my mother died. I had never told her about Harry potter." 10 Rowling said this death heavily affected her writing 10 27 and that she introduced much more detail about Harry's loss in the first book, because she knew about how it felt.
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16 17 As a child, rowling often wrote fantasy stories, which she would usually then read to her sister. She recalls that "I can still remember me telling her a story in which she fell down a rabbit hole and was fed strawberries by the rabbit family inside. Certainly the first story i ever wrote down (when I was five or six) was about a rabbit called Rabbit. He got the measles and was visited by his friends, including a giant bee called Miss bee." 8 At the age of nine, rowling moved to the Gloucestershire village of Tutshill, close to Chepstow, wales. 12 When she was a young teenager, her great aunt, who rowling said "taught classics and approved of a thirst for knowledge, even of a questionable kind gave her a very old copy of Jessica mitford 's autobiography, hons and Rebels.
18 Mitford became rowling's heroine, and Rowling biography subsequently read all of her books. 19 She attended secondary school at wyedean School and College. Rowling has said of her adolescence, " Hermione is loosely based. She's a caricature of me when I was eleven, which I'm not particularly proud." 20 sean Harris, her best friend in the Upper Sixth owned a turquoise ford Anglia, which she says inspired the one turleri in her books. "Ron weasley isn't a living portrait of sean, but he really is very sean-ish." 21 Of her musical tastes of the time, she said "My favourite group in the world is The Smiths.
5, forbes ranked Rowling as the forty-eighth most powerful celebrity of 2007, 6 and Time magazine named her as a runner-up for its 2007 Person of the year, noting the social, moral, and political inspiration she has given her fandom. 7 She has become a notable philanthropist, supporting such charities as Comic Relief, one parent Families, multiple Sclerosis Society of Great Britain, and the Children's High level Group. Name Although she writes under the pen name "J. Rowling pronounced like "rolling" roʊlɪŋ 8 her name when her first Harry potter book was published was simply "Joanne rowling". Her publisher Bloomsbury feared that the target audience of young boys might be reluctant to buy books written by a female author, and requested that she use two initials, rather than reveal her first name. As she had no middle name, she chose k as the second initial of her pseudonym, from her paternal grandmother Kathleen; it has never been part of her legal name.
3 following her marriage, her legal name is joanne murray, which she uses when conducting her personal business. 9 10 She calls herself "Jo" and said, "no one ever called me 'joanne' when I was young, unless they were angry." 11 Background Rowling was born to peter James Rowling and Anne rowling (née volant on in Yate, gloucestershire, england, 10 miles (16.1 km) northeast. 12 Her sister dianne (Di) was born at their home on 13 when Rowling was 23 months old. 12 The family moved to the nearby village winterbourne when Rowling was four. She attended St Michael's Primary School, 14 a school founded almost 200 years ago by famed abolitionist William Wilberforce 15 and education reformer Hannah More. Her elderly headmaster at St Michael's, Alfred Dunn, was claimed as the inspiration for the harry potter character Albus Dumbledore.
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Read our review of the golf play here. From wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, joanne jo ". Murray, obe 1 (née, rowling ; born 2 better known under the pen name,. Rowling (pronounced /roʊlɪŋ roe-ling 3 is a, british author best known as the creator of the. Harry potter fantasy series, the idea for which was conceived whilst on a train trip from. Manchester to london in 1990. The, potter books have gained worldwide attention, won multiple awards, sold more than 400 million copies, 4 and been the basis for a popular series of films. Aside from writing the, potter novels, rowling is perhaps equally famous for her proposal " rags to riches " life story, in which she progressed from living on welfare to multi-millionaire status within five years. Sunday times Rich List estimated Rowling's fortune at 560 million (798 million ranking her as the twelfth richest woman in Britain.
Having said that, the real weight here comes in the book's emotional heft - particularly in part two, by which point you're fully invested in the new characters. No less moving for the format, potterheads clamouring for a new instalment will be left satisfied, although no doubt craving more. Even though, jk rowling denies it, we don't think a sequel to, the cursed Child is entirely out of the question. These are fully realised characters that Rowling clearly deeply loves. Until then, we'll have to hold out for. Fantastic beasts and Where to find Them year as the Potterverse expands in further unexpected directions. Harry potter and The cursed Child. Parts One and Two Special Rehearsal Edition Script is out now.
futures in the wake of what happened to their parents. Indeed, thematically speaking the play is about the passing of time. About history and ancestry. Harry struggles with being a parent because he himself didn't have any. . New characters are introduced and old ones revisited in ways that are deftly handled and sparkling with nostalgia and novelty equally. Like the books, cursed Child navigates serious subjects with a lightness of touch that avoids preachiness. manuel Harlan, rowling is a great storyteller and, whatever else it is, The cursed Child is a fascinating romp.
Beginning with an introduction to now grown-up Ron and Hermione, and Harry and Ginny, as well as their respective kids Rose and Albus, rowling takes us immediately back into a familiar world, as the families congregate at Platform 9 3/4, ready for the youngsters' first year. Like in the early novels, we're eased back into the arms of Hogwarts with talk of chocolate frogs and sorting hats, while Harry is working hard at the ministry of Magic and Ginny runs the sports pages for the. But all is, of course, not domestic bliss for long. Related Article, harry potter and the cursed Child book review round-up. Related Article, harry potter play writer knows his book is a substitute. Related Article, harry potter play: everything you need with to know. Without the staging and without Rowling's descriptive passages, the script requires some real work from the reader's imagination. But unlike with a property you come to fresh, cursed Child exists in a universe that fans have lived with and loved for decades.
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The play opened to rave reviews and now, to coincide with the gala premiere. Harry potter and the cursed Child, jk rowling, john Tiffany and Jack Thorne have released a 'special Rehearsal Edition Script' of parts one and two of the play. Set 19 years after the end of the final Potter novel, harry potter and the deathly hallows - part 2, this is the eighth story in best the potterverse - and is of course one of the most hotly anticipated books of the year. manuel Harlan, advertisement - continue reading Below, first off - let's be clear. This is not a novel, it's a play - it has stage directions, dialogue, but no descriptive prose, so reading it is not an experience comparable to the one you had with the Potter books. The gorgeous matte finish, gold foil-trimmed hardback may look similar to rowling's former doorstops, but eager readers could tear through this in a couple of hours comfortably. So the next point of interest is: does it work as a standalone without having seen the play?