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J. K. Rowling Biography | Author of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

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Author Biography

Beginning in 1998 with the publication of her first novel about a young wizard named Harry Potter, J. K. Rowling launched an internationally recognized writing career and a literary sensation unmatched in the early twenty-first century. With record breaking sales for each completed installment of her seven part series, Rowling's 2003 addition, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, sold in excess of eight million copies in the United States alone. As publishers translate the series into sixty one languages in two hundred different countries, fans worldwide flock to pre-order the remaining books of the series and to view "Harry Potter" movies, making Rowling not only wealthier than the Queen of England, but also a worldwide phenomenon.

Joanne Rowling was born in Chipping Sodbury near Bristol, England on July 31, 1965. She later adopted her middle initial of K in honor of her favorite grandmother, Kathleen. Rowling...

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