Biography

J. K. Rowling

J.K. Rowling is the author of the bestselling Harry Potter series of seven books, published between 1997 and 2007, which have sold over 450 million copies worldwide, are distributed in more than 200 territories, have been translated into 73 languages, and have been turned into eight blockbuster films.

As well as an Order of the British Empire for services to children's literature, J.K. Rowling is the recipient of numerous awards and honorary degrees, including the Prince of Asturias Award for Concord, France's Légion d'honneur, and the Hans Christian Andersen Award, and she has been a commencement speaker at Harvard University. She supports a wide range of causes and is the founder of Lumos, which works to transform the lives of disadvantaged children.

J. K. Rowling

  • Website:
  • Facebook:
  • Twitter:

Books by J. K. Rowling

by J. K. Rowling, writing as Robert Galbraith - Crime Fiction, Fiction, Mystery

When novelist Owen Quine goes missing, his wife calls in private detective Cormoran Strike. Quine has just completed a manuscript featuring poisonous pen-portraits of almost everyone he knows. If the novel were to be published, it would ruin lives. When Quine is found brutally murdered under bizarre circumstances, it becomes a race against time to understand the motivation of a ruthless killer unlike any Strike has encountered before.

by J. K. Rowling, writing as Robert Galbraith - Crime Fiction, Fiction, Mystery

There’s a new detective on the block, and his name is Cormoran Strike. Just when he’s down on his luck and close to broke, a case walks through the door that may make him rich and famous. Maybe a little famous anyway. The brother of a supermodel who was thought to have leapt to her death wants Strike to prove that she didn’t.

by J. K. Rowling - Fiction

When Barry Fairbrother dies unexpectedly in his early 40s, the little town of Pagford is left in shock. What lies behind Pagford’s pretty façade is a town at war. And the empty seat left by Barry on the town’s council soon becomes the catalyst for the biggest war the town has yet seen. Who will triumph in an election fraught with passion, duplicity and unexpected revelations?

by J. K. Rowling - Fantasy

In his fifth year at Hogwart's, Harry faces challenges at every turn, from the dark threat of He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named and the unreliability of the government of the magical world to the rise of Ron Weasley as the keeper of the Gryffindor Quidditch Team. Along the way he learns about the strength of his friends, the fierceness of his enemies, and the meaning of sacrifice.

by J. K. Rowling - Fantasy

Internal and external struggle --- and eventually, peaceful resolution --- are the key ingredients in the heady potion that is HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS. In this concluding book of the series, loyal fans get one long, complex draught from J.K. Rowling's concoction. Readers, raise your glass --- there's nothing else quite like it.

by J. K. Rowling - Fantasy
The war against Voldemort is not going well; even the Muggles have been affected. Dumbledore is absent from Hogwarts for long stretches of time, and the Order of the Phoenix has already suffered losses. And yet . . . as with all wars, life goes on. Sixth-year students learn to Apparate. Teenagers flirt and fight and fall in love. Harry receives some extraordinary help in Potions from the mysterious Half-Blood Prince. And with Dumbledore's guidance, he seeks out the full, complex story of the boy who became Lord Voldemort --- and thus finds what may be his only vulnerability.
by J. K. Rowling - Fantasy

For 12 long years, the dread fortress of Azkaban held an infamous prisoner named Sirius Black. Convicted of killing 13 people with a single curse, he was said to be Voldemort's heir. Now he's escaped, and Harry Potter isn't safe --- not even within the walls of Hogwarts. Because on top of everything else, there may be a traitor in his midst…

by J. K. Rowling - Fantasy

In one of the most highly anticipated sequels ever, J.K. Rowling takes up where she left off with Harry's second year at Hogwarts. Old friends and new torments abound, including a spirit who haunts the girl's bathroom and an outrageously conceited new professor --- as well as a mysterious force that's turning students to stone.

by J. K. Rowling - Fantasy

Harry wants to escape from the Dursleys and go to the Quidditch World Cup. He wants to find out about the mysterious event that's happening at Hogwarts --- an event involving two rival schools that hasn't happened in 100 years. He wants to be a normal teenager. But unfortunately, Harry Potter isn't normal --- even for a wizard. And in his case, different can be deadly.

by J. K. Rowling - Fantasy

Harry Potter knew nothing about magic. He was stuck with the decidedly un-magical Dursleys, where he slept in a closet and ate their leftovers…until an invitation to the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry changed everything. As it turns out, Harry's already famous, and he's about to discover a world he never knew existed --- one that will bring him closer to his own destiny.