Happy Birthday J.K. ROWLING

Today is world renowned author J.K. Rowling’s birthday. 

Born near Bristol on 31 July 1965, young Jo wanted to be a writer from an early age. She wrote her first book ‘Rabbit’ at the age of 6 & her first novel at the age of 11. No one thought that the bookworm would eventually be a top-selling author! 

Joanne went to collage at Exeter University, and moved to London to work for different jobs after her degree. 

The idea of Harry Potter was penned on a napkin in 1990 when she was on a delayed train from Manchester to London’s King Cross. Because of that, she was able to come up with Hogwarts and the Hogwarts Express, the famous train that makes a run between King’s Cross Station (Platform 9¾) & Hogsmeade Station. 

Over the next 5 years, she began to expand the world of Hogwarts and map out the whole story. After teaching as an English teacher in Portugal for a year, she moved back to UK,  3 chapters of “The Philosophers Stone” in her suitcase. 

She approached a number of publishing companies, 12 of which rejected the book. However, one agency asked to see the rest of the book. She says “that was the best letter I’ve ever received in my life.”

The book was eventually published in 1998, six other books in the series following. Each book has achieved record-breaking success. 

What’s in a name?
? The ‘K’ in JK Rowling’s name stands for Kathleen in honour of her grandmother.
? Joanne’s publishers requested she use a gender-neutral name, with two initials rather than her full name, anticipating the possibility of boys not wanting to read a book written by a woman.
? Rowling is pronounced rhyming with bowling not howling 🙂

Did you know?
?‍♂️ JK Rowling & her iconic wizard character Harry Potter share the same birthday? ?‍♂️ 

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