December 28, 2005 |
J.K. Rowling expects to have a busy 2006, "the year when I write the final book in the Harry Potter series." Rowling expects to start on the final book, not yet titled, next month. "I contemplate the task with mingled feelings of excitement and dread, because I can't wait to get started, to tell the final part of the story and, at last, to answer all the questions (Will I ever answer all of the questions?
August 8, 2007 |
J.K. Rowling, the author of the Harry Potter series, lost a privacy lawsuit Tuesday over the rights of a photo agency to use a picture of her son. London High Court Justice Nicholas Patten dismissed a suit filed in the name of the author's 3-year-old son, saying the legal action had "no reasonable or realistic chance of success." Rowling, 42, and her husband, Neil Murray, had sued photo agency Big Pictures U.K. Ltd.
December 14, 2007 |
A book of fairy tales created, handwritten and illustrated by J.K. Rowling sold for nearly $4 million at auction Thursday. The buyer, London art agent Hazlitt, Gooden and Fox, now has one of only seven copies of "The Tales of Beedle the Bard," which is leather bound with silver mounts. The book originally had been expected to sell for about $100,000. The standing-room-only crowd at Sotheby's auction house applauded as bidding topped the $2-million mark.
August 17, 2004 |
"Harry Potter" novelist J.K. Rowling says her young hero will survive to the seventh book in her series about the young wizard, but she won't say whether he would reach adulthood. Rowling, now at work on the sixth book, teased a group of fans with morsels of information as she gave a reading of "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix" at the Edinburgh International Book Festival on Sunday.
February 3, 2014 |
Everything Harry Potter fans ever knew about love is a lie. Seven years after the beloved “Potter” books came to an end, author J.K. Rowling said she regrets pairing heroine Hermione Granger and guy pal Ron Weasley. In a soon-to-be-published interview with Emma Watson, who played Granger, Rowling admitted that she thinks Potter and Granger would have been a better match. "I wrote the Hermione/Ron relationship as a form of wish fulfillment. That's how it was conceived, really," Rowling said in the interview.
September 12, 2013 |
Magizoology is sure to be trending after Thursday's news that J.K. Rowling is returning to her Harry Potter roots. The bestselling author's new partnership with Warner Bros. will involve inventing a new series of movies based on Newt Scamander, the fictional author of Harry Potter's first-year textbook "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. " Turns out Mr. Scamander is a magizoologist, one who studies magical creatures. His book, which features 75 magical species found around the world, was culled from his years of travel across five continents.