Books by J.K. Rowling (Author of Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone)
J. K. Rowling - A Year In The Life (TV, documentary, 2007) (Egy év J. K. Rowlinggal, dokumentumfilm)
How J.K. Rowling went from struggling single mom to the world's most successful author
Harry Potter is a series of fantasy novels written by British author J. The novels chronicle the lives of a young wizard , Harry Potter , and his friends Hermione Granger and Ron Weasley , all of whom are students at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. The main story arc concerns Harry's struggle against Lord Voldemort , a dark wizard who intends to become immortal, overthrow the wizard governing body known as the Ministry of Magic and subjugate all wizards and Muggles non-magical people. Since the release of the first novel, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone , on 26 June , the books have found immense popularity, critical acclaim and commercial success worldwide. They have attracted a wide adult audience as well as younger readers and are often considered cornerstones of modern young adult literature. The original seven books were adapted into an eight-part namesake film series by Warner Bros.
Joanne Rowling, who goes by the pen name J. Rowling, is a British author and screenwriter best known for her seven-book Harry Potter children's book series. The series has sold more than million copies and was adapted into a blockbuster film franchise. Rowling was living in Edinburgh, Scotland, and struggling to get by as a single mom before her first book, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, was published in The children's fantasy novel became an international hit and Rowling became an international literary sensation in when the first three installments of Harry Potter took over the top three slots of The New York Times best-seller list after achieving similar success in her native United Kingdom. Rowling published the novel The Casual Vacancy in , followed by the crime novel Cuckoo Calling under the pen name Robert Galbraith in In , she released Harry Potter: A History of Magic for an exhibition at the British Library to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the publishing of her first novel.