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31 July 1965
Fantasy, drama, young adult fiction, tragicomedy, crime fiction
31 July 1965 (age 56)
J.K. Rowling is a British author and philanthropist, creator of the popular and critically acclaimed Harry Potter series, about a young sorcerer in training.
“Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them”, “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets”, “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child”, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows”, “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire”, “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince”, “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix”, “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone”, “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban”
According to Rowling, the main theme of her Harry Potter books is death. Other major themes in the series include the divide between good and evil, friendship, prejudice, corruption, and madness.
Rowling's Harry Potter series has been credited with a resurgence in crossover fiction: children's literature with an adult appeal. Children's literature rose in cultural status, and fantasy became a dominant genre.
Rowling is known for her charitable works where she contributes significant sums to charities such as Anti-Poverty, Multiple Sclerosis Research and Lumos Foundation. On top of that, she created the Volant Charitable Trust in 2000 to help children and women in Scotland.
“If you want to know what a man's like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.”
“It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live.”
“To the well-organized mind, death is but the next great adventure.”
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