The author of the worldwide phenomenon that is the “Harry Potter” series, J.K. Rowling was born on 31 July (also Harry’s birthday), 1965 and has now sold over 400 million of her books all over the world. Joanne Rowling was born in Yate, Gloucestershire and the idea for Harry Potter came to her while on a delayed train journey in 1990. Publishing Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone in 1997, there were six more books in the series which culminated with Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows in 2007. These books inspired the hit films and even theme parks inspired by the Wizarding World.
After finishing the Harry Potter series, J.K. Rowling continued to expand the world with the website Pottermore and various short stories. She also published her first book for adults - The Casual Vacancy - in 2012 and has written four crime novels under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith.
She has written the upcoming play, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child and also worked as screenwriter on the upcoming trilogy of films which start with Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.