JK Rowling

  • In JK Rowling's second story, Harry Potter's wife Ginny, a sports reporter with the Daily Prophet, live blogs from the Quidditch World Cup July 14, 2014

    On Tuesday when JK Rowling gave fans a glimpse of how Harry Potter and his gang are doing 7 years post the battle at Hogwarts, there were speculations on whether these posts would become a regular feature on the Pottermore site. Good news is that on Saturday, Rowling posted a live...
  • Is the world on the brink of a new Harry Potter series? Harry is 34. Neville Longbottom is an alcoholic. 15 things revealed in JK Rowling's explosive new tease July 9, 2014

    Author JK Rowling teased a new short story just days ahead of her man wizard Harry Potter's 34th birthday. Written as a news report by the magical newspaper Daily Prophet's gossip columnist Rita Skeeter, the story is set around a Quidditch World Cup final in the Patagonian desert and is...
  • Harry Potter returns in new JK Rowling short story July 9, 2014

    (Reuters) - Harry Potter has returned, in a short story posted online by J.K. Rowling that features her best-selling hero at a school reunion, approaching the age of 34 and showing a few grey hairs. Written as an article in the fictional Daily Prophet newspaper under the headline "Dumbledore's Army Reunites...
  • Attention Harry Potter fans: JK Rowling posts story about Harry sporting a new cut on his cheek and attending Quidditch game July 8, 2014

    OMG, you guys! You will never believe what gossip columnist Rita Skeeter is reporting! JK Rowling has just posted a new short-story about Harry Potter attending a Quidditch World Cup game in a new article on her website, Pottermore.com. Harry, last seen waving his children onto the Hogwarts train at the...
  • JK Rowling's 'Fantastic Beasts' to be shot in UK July 5, 2014

    Los Angeles: JK Rowling's 'Harry Potter' spin-off 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them', which is set 70 years before the story of boy wizard, will be shot in UK. The shooting of the film will take place at Warner Bros Studios Leavesden. The movie is slated to hit theaters on...
  • The Silkworm review: JK Rowling casts a spell as Robert Galbraith June 28, 2014

    It's clear now, that JK Rowling's debut under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith was no flash in the pan. The Cuckoo's Calling was a taut, pacey read, and while The Silkworm feels like a longer one, she's packed a lot in. First things first, let's just admit that the main man,...
  • Alfonso Cuaron reportedly in talks for JK Rowling's Harry Potter spin-off May 20, 2014

    Los Angeles: 'Gravity' helmer Alfonso Cuaron is believed to be in talks to direct the first upcoming Harry Potter spin-off 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them'. The movie is planned to hit theaters on November 18, 2016. It aims at launching a new trilogy, with two sequels expected to...
  • Harry Potter spinoff 'Fantastic Beasts' set for November 18, 2016 release May 14, 2014

    Los Angeles: Here's another gift for all the Harry Potter fans as its spinoff trilogy 'Fantastic Beasts' has finally got a release date for its first instalment, 'Fantastic Beast and Where to Find Them'. According to The Huffington Post, the movie is slated to be released on November 18, 2016. 'Fantastic...
  • JK Rowling's 'The Casual Vacancy' to turn into miniseries April 25, 2014

    Los Angeles: Author JK Rowling's 'The Casual Vacancy' will be brought onto the small screen. The first book for adult readership from the "Harry Potter" author will be adapted into a three-hour miniseries on HBO and BBC, reported Ace Showbiz. The story centres on Pagford, a seemingly idyllic English village whose history...
  • Robert Galbraith's novel 'The Silkworm' to be released in June March 6, 2014

    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 February 18, 2014

    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 with...
  • Second thriller due from JK Rowling alter ego Galbraith February 18, 2014

    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, the ex-soldier...
  • Harry Potter and Hermione Granger should have married, admits JK Rowling February 2, 2014

    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 January 2, 2014

    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 publishing...
  • JK Rowling's 'Harry Potter' to be a stage show now December 21, 2013

    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 Friedman...
  • I owe everything to 'Harry Potter': Daniel Radcliffe November 18, 2013

    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 admits...
  • Evanna Lynch wants to be part of 'Harry Potter' prequel October 14, 2013

    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 October 7, 2013

    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? October 6, 2013

    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 October 1, 2013

    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 clichés have now moved into the so-bad-it's-good...
  • JK Rowling to pen new magic movie for Warner Bros September 13, 2013

    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...
  • Rowling accepts compensation for identity revelation July 31, 2013

    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 July 19, 2013

    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' July 15, 2013

    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 the...
  • JK Rowling promises her next book will be for kids October 8, 2012

    London: Just days after release of her first adult novel, famed author JK Rowling has said her next published book will be for children. "I think probably the next thing I write, or the next thing I publish, will be for children," said Rowling, while talking to an audience at...
  • Casual Vacancy: Harry's story, had he been muggle October 3, 2012

    A strange uneasiness woke Petunia Dursley up much before the diffused rays of the sun swept the manicured lawns of 7, Privet Drive, Little Whinging. She had a premonition of something terrible about to happen to her ever since she received an owl from Albus Dumbledore, headmaster of the Hogwarts...
  • JK Rowling prefers paper books to e-books October 1, 2012

    London: Celebrated writer JK Rowling prefers the romance of the printed book rather than e-books even though she has recently acquired a tablet that has a library of over 200 books. Speaking to journalists and others at a book reading event at the Southbank Centre here, Rowling said that until...
  • JK Rowling's 'The Casual Vacancy' is hard to put down September 28, 2012

    New York: So look, here's the thing: This. Is. Not. A. Children's. Book. If you're looking for what made Harry Potter magical - Wizards! Spells! Flying Broomsticks! - you're not going to find it. If you're looking for what makes JK Rowling magical - emotion, heart - you will. Vacancy is...
  • JK Rowling's adult novel has an Indian character September 27, 2012

    Author JK Rowling's 'The Casual Vacancy' published by Hachette sets a new record for sales for an adult hardback in India. Rowling already holds the record for children's books with her Harry Potter series. The Casual Vacancy is the first ever high-security book to be printed locally in India. In India...
  • JK Rowling's 'The Casual Vacancy' releases today September 27, 2012

    New Delhi: A big novel about a small town, The Casual Vacancy is JK Rowling’s first novel for adults. The Casual Vacancy is the first ever high-security book to be printed locally in India. In India the book releases under high security at 2.30 pm. The cover is designed by Mario J...