J K ROWLING

  • Original Harry Potter artwork to go under the hammer March 23, 2014

    London: Two pieces of original artwork from the covers of J K Rowling's Harry Potter books are set to go under the hammer. The watercolours, painted by artist Cliff Wright, are featured on the second and third instalments of the book series, reported Contactmusic. One of pieces, which was featured on the...
  • Harry Potter and the strange case of Oscars snub March 31, 2012

    London: One of the few places where the Harry Potter movies failed to weave their magic was the Oscars, and the blockbuster franchise's failure to win a single Academy Award in eight attempts still rankles with some key players. The series, based on J.K. Rowling's bestselling boy wizard stories, was nominated...
  • Harry Potter franchise to remain lucrative July 8, 2011

    The final Harry Potter film will hit the screens on July 15 and although the movies may be ending, the Harry Potter brand is expected to remain lucrative through the magic of marketing. ...
  • Movie to be made on JK Rowling's life February 18, 2011

    London: Harry Potter author JK Rowling's life story is to be turned into a movie. Rowling who went from being a single mother receiving state benefits to being worth an estimated $804 million following the worldwide success of the schoolboy wizard franchise will be portrayed in the film by...
  • Harry Potter limited first edition book stolen November 15, 2010

    London: A limited first edition of a Harry Potter book worth over $9,500 has been stolen from an art gallery. The rare copy of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone was pinched from a display box in the Creative Art Gallery in Woodstock, Oxfordshire, reports thesun.co.uk. The book, which was for sale,...
  • Rowling hints at reviving Harry Potter series October 4, 2010

    London: For the fans who mourned the end of boy wizard's adventures, author J.K. Rowling has hinted that Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows may not be the end of the bespectacled hero. The author said though she found it hard to cope with the overwhelming success of the books, she...
  • Rowling may write more 'Harry Potter' stories October 4, 2010

    London: Author J.K. Rowling doesn't rule out the possibility of writing more Harry Potter stories. Mirror.co.uk reports that in an interview to Oprah Winfrey, Rowling said that finishing Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows in 2007, the seventh and final book, made her cry "like I haven't cried since my mother...
  • J.K. Rowling donates $15 mn to medical charity September 1, 2010

    London: The Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling donated $15 million to a multiple sclerosis charity which will be set up a clinic in the name of her mother who died of the degenerative disease at the age of 45. "I have supported research into the cause and treatment of multiple sclerosis...
  • Oprah, Rowling among richest selfmade women June 17, 2010

    Boston: Media mogul Oprah Winfrey and Harry Potter author J K Rowling have been named among the world's richest selfmade women, who have amassed personal fortunes of over a billion dollars, in a list compiled by Forbes. Forbes said out of the world's 1011 billionaires, only 14 are women who earned...
  • Radcliffe wants to be known for his acting May 20, 2010

    Los Angeles: Hollywood actor and Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe wants to be known for his acting performances. The 20yearold actor admits he enjoyed the Potter ride and says he would love to be recognised for his acting ability and wants to become a "working actor", reported femalefirst.com. "It's bizarre. Most working...
  • Harry Potter 'greatest entertainer of the decade' December 29, 2009

    New York: It's official. Harry Potter is "the greatest entertainer of the decade". The childwizard character created by author JK Rowling beat every television show, film and song as well as popular social networking sites like YouTube and Facebook to land the title, according to the US magazine Entertainment Weekly. The magazine,...
  • Rowling denied award for 'encouraging sorcery': book October 1, 2009

    London: JK Rowling, the best selling author of the Harry Potter series was denied the highest US civilian honour as former President George Bush believed her work "encouraged witchcraft", claims a new book. Matt Latimer, a former speech writer for Bush, states in Speechless: Tales Of A White House Survivor...
  • Dan Brown novel breaks oneday sales records September 17, 2009

    San Francisco: The latest novel from The Da Vinci Code author Dan Brown, The Lost Symbol, broke oneday sales records, its publisher and booksellers said. Readers snapped up over 1 million hardcover copies across the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom after it was released on Tuesday, said a division...
  • Bestseller List: Grab a copy today! September 9, 2009

    Take a look at the Crossword Top 1 to 20 Bestseller List, in Fiction, NonFiction and Children's category, for the period ranging from August 31, 2009 to September 6, 2009. RANKTITLEAUTHORPUBLISHERPRICE 1Sidney Sheldon's Mistress of the GameTilly BagshaweHarper Collins IndiaRs 250 2The Winner Stands AlonePaulo CoelhoHarper Collins IndiaRs 325 3Paulo Coelho: Box setPaulo CoelhoHarper...
  • Guinea pig movie topples Harry Potter at box office July 27, 2009

    Los Angeles: A trio of animated secret agent guinea pigs broke the spell of the new Harry Potter movie to take the top spot at the North American box office, according to studio estimates issued on Sunday. GForce a Disney live action and computergenerated animation family feature, earned $32.1 million...
  • Watch: Harry Potter magic sweeps across India July 18, 2009

    Mumbai: Harry Potter and the HalfBlood Prince has made over $100 million on its first day of worldwide release. The film opened in 20 countries on Wednesday and has done exceptional business in the UK raking in $7.7 million. This one has generated enough excitement back in India too. ...
  • Harry Potter works box office magic in US July 16, 2009

    Los Angeles: British boy wizard Harry Potter conjured his magic at box offices again, as the sixth film in the highly popular movie series earned a record $22.2 million at Wednesday midnight showings in the United States. Harry Potter and the HalfBlood Prince from Warner Bros. beat the old record...
  • Harry Potter stars felt pressure to ace kiss July 10, 2009

    New York: Harry Potter stars Emma Watson and Rupert Grint felt the pressure of millions of fans of the boy wizard series when they recently filmed a highly anticipated kiss between their characters Hermione and Ron. The kiss happens in the seventh and final book in author J K Rowling's series...
  • I would love to be invisible: Harry Potter star July 10, 2009

    London: Nineteenyearold tells Daniel Radcliffe, who plays Harry Potter in the films of the same name, tells CNNIBN Entertainment Editor Rajeev Masand about growing up on screen and much else. The sixth film of the eightfilm series, Harry Potter And The HalfBlood Prince, is scheduled to release on July 16...
  • Harry Potter actor Rupert Grint gets swine flu July 5, 2009

    London: Actor Rupert Grint,who plays one of the lead characters in Harry Potter series, has contracted swine flu and is now recovering from "mild bout" of the virus, his publicist has said. Grint, who portrays the character of Ron Weasley and is currently shooting for the latest of the series Harry...
  • Sixth Harry Potter flim assures big box office bucks July 4, 2009

    London: Boy wizard Harry Potter is back in cinemas later this month with the sixth installment of the movie franchise, and another box office bonanza looks assured for the Warner Bros. studio. Harry Potter and the HalfBlood Prince hits screens on July 15, promising highspeed action, dark and dangerous battles with...
  • Harry Potter casts his spell, now in Nepali June 25, 2009

    Kathmandu: Three years after the end of the armed Maoist uprising and with the beginning of an uneasy peace that set back development and even literacy in the Nepali countryside, five women are trying to rekindle the dying skill of reading and writing in its interior villages with the magic...
  • Best Reads: Top 10 fiction, nonfiction lists June 5, 2009

    Take a look at the Crossword Top 1 to 10 Bestseller List, in Fiction, NonFiction and Children's books category, for the period ranging from May 25 to May 31 2009. RANK TITLE ...
  • Trailer: Harry Potter takes on Voldemort again April 18, 2009

    Harry Potter and The HalfBlood Prince, the sixth big screen installment of the series will see Daniel Radcliffe return as the boywizard. Once again, he's pitted against Voldemort. The film will hit the screens on July 17, 2009. Here's a sneak peek for now! ...
  • Rare Harry Potter book fetches $19,000 at auction March 11, 2009

    Dallas: A firstedition Harry Potter book was sold for about $19,000, according to an auction house in Dallas, Texas. The softcover book was one of 200 copies printed and is a rarity compared with later editions of the popular series that were printed in the millions, the Heritage Auction Galleries said. The...
  • J K Rowling bestowed with France Honours February 5, 2009

    FRANCE HONOURS J K ROWLING Fiction's most famous magician boy Harry Potter's creator J K Rowling was honoured by France by presenting her with the prestigious Legion of Honour. It was the French President Nicolas Sarkozy who bestowed the title of 'Knight' in the legion. Created by Napoleon Bonaparte the Legion...
  • Potter magic: France's highest award to JK Rowling February 4, 2009

    Paris: Harry Potter author JK Rowling brought a second French Legion of Honor award into her family on Tuesday, decades after her greatgrandfather received the honor for battlefield courage during World War I. President Nicolas Sarkozy bestowed the title of knight in the Legion of Honor on Rowling, who used...
  • Fineprint: Tales of Beedle the Bard December 16, 2008

    London: More than a year after the last book from the Harry Potter series was released, author JK Rowling is out with the eagerly awaited The tales of Beedle the Bard, that has gone on to become the fastest selling book in 2008 according to the Time magazine. For...
  • Rowling's Tales of Beedle the Bard hits stands December 5, 2008

    New Delhi: Bestselling author J K Rowling's latest offering hits stands on Thursday, worldwide. No Harry Potter isn't back with another adventure, but Rowling has released The Tales of Beedle the Bard a yearandahalf after the final Potter title hit stores. The Tales of Beedle the Bard finds mention in the...
  • Watch Trailer: Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince November 24, 2008

    New Delhi: Fans of the Harry Potter series will have to wait for another eight months before they get to see the sixth adventure Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince on the big screen. Previously slated for release this month, the film will now get a chance to leave...