J. K. Rowling

J. K. Rowling

Joanne "Jo" Rowling (born 31 July 1965), pen names J. K. Rowling and Robert Galbraith, is a British novelist, screenwriter and film producer best known as the author of the Harry Potter fantasy series. The books have gained worldwide attention, won multiple awards, and sold more than 400 million copies. They have become the best-selling book series in history.

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I imagined being a famous writer would be like being like Jane Austen.

I've been writing my entire life and I'll always write.

The thing about fantasy - there are certain things you just don't do in fantasy.

I don't think I am evangelical in my work.

I did not set out to convert anyone to Christianity.

I've never managed to keep a journal longer than two weeks.

Honestly I think we should be delighted people still want to read be it on a Kindle or a Nook or whatever the latest device is.

Anything's possible if you've got enough nerve.

Fear of a name increases fear of the thing itself.

I do get recognized but I must say Edinburgh is a fantastic city to live if you're well-known. There is an innate respect for privacy in Edinburgh people and I also think they're used to seeing me walking around so I don't think I'm a very big deal.

When I was in my teens I had issues with OCD.

What's coming will come and we'll just have to meet it when it does.

Secretly we're all a little more absurd than we make ourselves out to be.

I am not a particularly thick-skinned person.

Some of the furor that surrounded a Harry Potter publication was fun.

'Harry Potter' gave me back self respect. Harry gave me a job to do that I loved more than anything else.

His priority did not seem to be to teach them what he knew but rather to impress upon them that nothing not even... knowledge was foolproof.

I was set free because my greatest fear had been realized and I still had a daughter who I adored and I had an old typewriter and a big idea. And so rock bottom became a solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life.

I think that I've had a very strange life.

Never be ashamed! There's some who'll hold it against you but they're not worth bothering with.

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