JK Rowling

  • Robert Galbraith's novel 'The Silkworm' to be released in June 06-03-2014 09:30 AM

    Hachette publishing house announced the upcoming release of a new Robert Galbraith novel in the month of June, 2014. The Silkworm, as the novel has been titled, is the second novel by Galbraith with Cormoran Strike as the lead, followed by his young assistant, Robin Ellacott. The book revolves around...
  • Harry Potter author JK Rowling to pen second crime fiction under pseudonym Robert Gailbraith 18-02-2014 01:37 PM

    Even though the Harry Potter author JK Rowling was outed last year as the author of 'Cuckoo's Calling', published under pen name Robert Gailbraith, she will retain the pseudonym for her upcoming crime fiction novel 'The Silkworm'. Publisher Little, Brown describes Rowling's latest venture as "a compulsively readable crime novel...
  • Second thriller due from JK Rowling alter ego Galbraith 18-02-2014 08:27 AM

    London: JK Rowling is back with a novel involving a writer whose acid-tipped pen may have led to murder. Publisher Little, Brown said on Monday that it is publishing a second book by Robert Galbraith, the 'Harry Potter' author's thriller-writing pseudonym. 'The Silkworm' sees the return of detective Cormoran Strike,...
  • Harry Potter and Hermione Granger should have married, admits JK Rowling 02-02-2014 01:49 PM

    A section of fans knew it all along. They'd talk about it in forums and chat rooms and would get into lengthy explanations when they'd be scoffed at by other Potterheads. Today they feel vindicated as author JK Rowling admitted she made a mistake by marrying off Ron Weasley and...
  • Lawyer fined for revealing pseudonymous author was JK Rowling 02-01-2014 11:44 PM

    A lawyer who blew JK Rowling's cover when she wrote a detective novel under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith has been fined 1,000 pounds and received a written warning from a British legal watchdog. Chris Gossage, a partner at Russells Solicitors, which represented the Harry Potter author, leaked one of the...
  • JK Rowling's 'Harry Potter' to be a stage show now 21-12-2013 11:01 AM

    London: After selling over 400 million copies of the seven-part book series 'Harry Potter' worldwide and inspiring eight film adaptations of the popular novels, author JK Rowling is reportedly set to co-produce a stage show of the series in London's West End. The writer, along with prominent theatre producers Sonia...
  • I owe everything to 'Harry Potter': Daniel Radcliffe 18-11-2013 04:55 PM

    London: Actor Daniel Radcliffe says he owes everything to 'Harry Potter', but adds that after working in a franchise for a long time one is eager to try many different things. Radcliffe made his acting debut as the wizard boy in the film adaptations of JK Rowling. The 24-year-old star...
  • Evanna Lynch wants to be part of 'Harry Potter' prequel 14-10-2013 03:30 PM

    London: Actress Evanna Lynch is keen to reprise her 'Harry Potter' character Luna Lovegood in author JK Rowling's latest film adaptation, 'Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them'. The 22-year-old actress said that when she heard the film was in development at Warner Bros, she tweeted studio bosses and begged...
  • He credited JK Rowling, says Shah Rukh Khan's Chief Digital Strategist 06-10-2013 08:53 PM

    New Delhi: When blogger Agratha Dinakaran slammed Shah Rukh Khan for giving a speech at AIMA (All India management Association), which, as she says, was hugely inspired from British author JK Rowling's speech that she made at Harvard in 2008, little did she know that disregarding the credit, which the...
  • Did Shah Rukh Khan plagiarise JK Rowling's speech? 06-10-2013 12:13 AM

    New Delhi: In his interviews and shows, Shah Rukh Khan comes across as someone who quickly connects with the audience through his words. Recently, the actor was invited to speak at an AIMA (All India management Association) gathering where he talked about the fundamental things that shape the life of...
  • The Cuckoo's Calling has known tropes, but is overwritten, noisy 01-10-2013 06:06 PM

    One of the reasons for the enduring popularity of the crime novel is its comforting familiarity. Particular tropes may have changed over the years-the impermeable Hercule Poirot, for instance, has given way to detectives who get progressively more damaged with each case-but some clichs have now moved into the so-bad-it's-good...
  • JK Rowling to pen new magic movie for Warner Bros 13-09-2013 10:24 AM

    London: J.K. Rowling's world of wizardry is coming back to the big screen - but without Harry Potter. Film studio Warner Bros. announced Thursday that Rowling will write the screenplay for a movie based on "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them," her textbook to the magical universe she created...
  • In Which A Cuckoo Comes Calling

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    Everyone knows that most of us read - or will read - The Cuckoo's Calling because it was written by J.K. Rowling. And not all...

  • Rowling accepts compensation for identity revelation 31-07-2013 05:51 PM

    Author JK Rowling has accepted a charitable donation from a law firm which revealed she wrote a crime novel under a pseudonym. The Harry Potter author says her crime-writing alter ego, Robert Galbraith, had respectable sales before being exposed in the Sunday Times as a pseudonym. Though there had been...
  • JK Rowling 'very angry' at legal firm over pseudonym leak 19-07-2013 03:06 PM

    London: JK Rowling, celebrated British author of the popular Harry Potter series, has said she is "very angry" after finding out her pseudonym for writing a critically acclaimed crime novel was leaked by a legal firm. The Harry Potter author was revealed as writing under the false identity of male...
  • JK Rowling revealed as author of crime novel 'The Cuckoo's Calling' 15-07-2013 06:55 PM

    London: An ex-military man tries his hand at writing, publishes a debut detective novel, and wins critical acclaim. But here's the twist in the tale: The true identity of the author is none other than "Harry Potter" creator J.K. Rowling. It's impressive literary wizardry by Rowling, who said she relished...
  • JK Rowling: UK press left me feeling under siege 25-11-2011 03:53 PM

    London: Writer JK Rowling and actress Sienna Miller gave a London courtroom a vivid picture on Thursday of the anxiety, anger and fear produced by living in the glare of Britain's tabloid media, describing how press intrusion made them feel like prisoners in their own homes. The creator of boy...
  • Hugh Grant, JK Rowling to talk of phone hacking 19-11-2011 01:12 PM

    London: Actor Hugh Grant and 'Harry Potter' writer JK Rowling will testify in a London courtroom next week about alleged press intrusion into their private lives. They are among witnesses announced today by an inquiry into British media ethics. The inquiry was triggered by the scandal over phone hacking at...
  • Watch the trailer of 'When Harry Left Hogwarts' 21-10-2011 05:41 PM

    New Delhi: 10 years and 8 films later, Harry Potter, his friends and his foes " come to you one last time in the documentary by Morgan Matthews called " When Harry Left Hogwarts. The 48 minute documentary is a behind the scenes from the last movie " Harry Potter...
  • Harry Potter e-book sales postponed until 2012 01-10-2011 09:50 AM

    London: Harry Potter fans will have to wait a bit longer to buy the magic tales in electronic form. The creators of the online Potter portal said on Friday that the launch of an e-book store has been pushed back to next year. The seven Harry Potter books had been...
  • Bloomsbury venture to bring books 'back from dead' 29-09-2011 02:28 PM

    London: Bloomsbury Publishing, home to the Harry Potter books in Britain, launched its first purely digital imprint on Wednesday which it said would bring out-of-print titles "back from the dead". Bloomsbury Reader has signed up a string of authors including Monica Dickens, great grand-daughter of Charles, politicians Alan Clark and...
  • Harry Potter films cross $7 bln box office mark 23-07-2011 01:19 PM

    London: The eight Harry Potter movies have earned more than $7 billion at the box office, Warner Bros said, cementing their place as the biggest grossing series ever. Although the total does not take into account inflation, and attendance figures have generally declined throughout the series according to some analyses,...
  • 'Deathly Hallows-2: Worst Potter movie ever' 18-07-2011 04:13 PM

    A decade's worth of anticipation, along with Ms Rowling's efforts, and our dreams that grew around The Boy Who Lived and He Who Must Not be Named. In one single effort. With a swish and a flick, Warner Brothers uttered the magic words. And there lay Harry Potter, dead, across...
  • Potter fans hope to keep magic alive after movie 15-07-2011 09:10 AM

    New York: Think Harry Potter has seen his end? Think again! Avid fans of the books and movies about the British boy wizard are determined that even after 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2' has come and gone from movie theatres, their hero of Hogwarts will live...
  • Tears and cheers: The Harry Potter premiere 14-07-2011 12:48 AM

    New Delhi: India got her dose of magical fantasy on Wednesday night as the red carpet premiere of Harry Potter took over the PVR Priya screen. After a long line for popcorn, the heavy 3D glasses on our eyes - we were ready to take on the horcrux hunt. The...
  • I don't want an eighth Harry Potter: Radcliffe 12-07-2011 03:50 PM

    London: Daniel Radcliffe's role in the Harry Potter franchise turned him into a star, but the actor will not play the same character again as he feels the boy wizard's story has ended in a "perfect way". "I'm the only person in the world that doesn't want there to be...
  • Harry Potter tourism on a high 09-07-2011 08:55 PM

    Tour operaters are cashing in on the frenzy, from special walks to Potter goodies. ...
  • JK Rowling dumps her literary agent of 16 years 03-07-2011 12:57 PM

    London: Harry Potter's creator JK Rowling has dumped her literary agent of 16 years, who's said to have single-handedly turned her famous novels into a multi-million -pound industry, a media report said. The 45-year-old British author has 'terminated her association' with 69-year-old Christopher Little who spotted the potential of Rowling's...
  • Pottermore.com: Harry's adventures now digitised 23-06-2011 05:07 PM

    New Delhi: Author JK Rowling announced on Thursday that her seven Potter novels will be sold as ebooks October onwards. Rowling has a special digitised surprise for all the Harry Potter lovers across the globe. She made an official announcement that after seven books and eight films, she has come...