Articles Tagged 'J.K. Rowling'

J.K Rowling – In Conversation

Twitter Magic: J.K. Rowling Shares Recent Rejection Letters

J.K. Rowling is having one of those “I’m just like you” moments. Okay, that might be a bit of a stretch these days with her tremendous success with the Harry Potter series, but when she started out, she was just like any other aspiring writer who was used to getting rejection letters more so than […]

Author J.K. Rowling attends photocall ahead of her reading from ‘The Casual Vacancy’ at the Queen Elizabeth Hall on September 27, 2012 in London, England.

READ: New JK Rowling Stories Explain Run-Up to ‘Fantastic Beasts’

The long-awaited Harry Potter spin-off Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them comes to theaters in November, but before you enroll, you’ve got some required reading. The movie, as you know, is a sort of prequel to the Harry Potter series, taking place 70 years before Harry arrives at Hogwarts. Not only that but it’s also […]

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Meet the New Harry, Hermione and Ron

Harry Potter fans should be pretty good at having their expectations challenged by now, given the magical nature of the stories and the willing suspension of disbelief involved in imagining those supernatural events into life. So, with the announcement of the actors who will be playing the principal trio in J.K. Rowling’s new play Harry […]

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WATCH: New Wizarding World of Harry Potter Opening Date Revealed

This video of Luna Lovegood announcing the opening of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios gives us the warm fuzzies. Universal Studios, located in Hollywood, California, has spent five years working on bringing J.K. Rowling’s magical stories to life. Lovegood, who is portrayed by British actress Evanna Lynch, joined Alan Gilmore, art […]

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J.K. Rowling Explains Severus Potter

The issue of why Harry Potter would choose to give his own son the name of the teacher who made his school life such a misery has long been a slight puzzlement to fans of the magical stories. On the one hand, Severus Snape revealed a strong and abiding love for Harry’s mother Lily, and […]

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First Look: ‘Fantastic Beasts’ Logo and Premiere Date Revealed

This appears to be the week for tiny teasers, but we’ll take it. J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter spinoff trilogy Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is scheduled to release in the U.S. on November 18, 2016. We know bits and bobs about the upcoming trilogy. It predates Harry Potter, revolves around writer Newt Scamander […]

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J.K. Rowling Reveals Sirius Black’s Birthday

Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling had a bit of fun over the weekend, cheering on her favorite rugby team, reports RadioTimes. Rowling took to Twitter, as she does, promising fans a reward if they were to tweet in favor of the Scottish rugby team by including #AsOne: Off to Newcastle for #SAMvSCO and if lots of you […]

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J.K. Rowling Makes Mistakes, Too

We’re not about to shatter your image of the grand J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter), because the mistake she made on Twitter was small and understandable but worth mentioning. Rowling was innocently tweeting, using the social platform to promote an NPR conversation revolving around her new book Career of Evil, the latest installment to the Cormoram […]

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J.K. Rowling: Snape Smells of ‘Bitterness and Old Shoes’

Poor Severus Snape. Having been handed the least pleasant of tasks throughout the entire Harry Potter story arc, one in which he was forced by poor circumstance to act against his own finer feelings and present himself in a less-than-attractive light, it seems that even his creator struggles to find something nice to say about […]

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