10 Interesting JK Rowling Facts

Saturday, May 3rd 2014. | People

One of the notable authors in the world is explained in JK Rowling facts. When people hear the name JK Rowling, they always link it with the famous Harry Potter’s author. Her birth name is Joanne Rowling, but she is famous with the name JK Rowling. Find out more about her in the following post below:

JK Rowling Facts 1: date of birth

JK Rowling was born on 31 July 1965 in Gloucestershire, England.  Her father is Peter Rowling. He worked as an aircraft factory manager. Her mother is a lab technician named Anne Volant Rowling.

JK Rowling Facts 2: marriage

Talking about his marriage, his first husband was Jorge Arantes. Both married from 1992 to 1995.  In December 26th 2001, she married to Neil Murray until today.

JK Rowling  Long Hair

JK Rowling Long Hair

JK Rowling Facts 3: children

JK Rowling has three children.  She has Jessica with Arantes. With her second hubby, she has Mackenzie Jean and David Gordon.

JK Rowling Facts 4: education

Let’s find out the educational background of JK Rowling.  She was enrolled in University of Exeter. In 1986, she got her BA in French and the Classics. He got a postgraduate certificate for modern language from the Moray House School of Education at University of Edinburgh. She was the student in the university from 1995 to 1996.

JK Rowling Author

JK Rowling Author

JK Rowling Facts 5: name

Even though her real name is Joanne Rowling, she has to pick a middle name because her publisher wants her to get another initial. So she puts the name Kathleen as her middle name. It is the name of her paternal grandmother.

JK Rowling Facts 6: wealth

Because of the popularity of Harry Potter, JK Rowling gains a lot of cash in the pocket. It is not surprising to know that she is one of the wealthiest women in UK.

JK Rowling Book

JK Rowling Book

JK Rowling Facts 7: Oscar

People willingly stand in the crowd to wait for the release of Harry Potter’s book. When the books are adapted into movies, people are happy.   The series of Harry Potter movies were nominated for 12 Oscar.

JK Rowling Facts 8: writing

Her ability to write a book is seen when she was only six years old.  She wrote her first book with the title the Rabbit in 1971. Find out another prominent writer in Jeanne Wakatsuki facts.

JK Rowling In A Gown

JK Rowling In A Gown

JK Rowling Facts 9: Harry Potter Idea

She got a Harry Potter idea when she was a train from Manchester to London in 1990.

JK Rowling Facts 10: Harry Potter and the Philosophers’ Stone

Harry Potter and the Philosophers’ Stone is the first series of Harry Potter. She wrote it in the coffee house in Edinburgh Scotland in 1994.

JK Rowling

JK Rowling

Her book Harry Potter and the Philosophers’ Stone were released in UK for the first printing in July 1997. Her second book was released US with the title Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. Do you have question on facts about JK Rowling?

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