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J.K. Rowling Possible Visit to Spain Peace Conference

Posted by: sue
December 02, 2004, 06:28 PM

A Spanish newspaper today reported that J.K. Rowling may possibly attend a world peace conference next year in Spain. This is to be an international forum with a focus on solidarity and peace. Several world leaders and famous individuals have been invited to attend this conference tenativelyContinued...

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Variety: J.K. Rowling Has a "Wand-erful Life"

Posted by: sue
November 30, 2004, 04:55 PM

As a preview to tonight's British Independent Film Awards, Variety has a feature on J.K.Rowling and the Harry Potter films. J.K.Rowling is due to receive recognition as the "UK Personality of the Year" at these awards, and this article takes a look at the development of the Harry PotterContinued...

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J.K. Rowling's "Big Issue"

Posted by: sue
November 28, 2004, 08:40 AM

J.K. Rowling is lending her name to charity once again. In a fund-raising effort called "What's Your Big Issue?", the Harry Potter author is donating a specially designed t- shirt for auction. This unique t-shirt, among many donated by celebrities, will be autographed and designed to highlight an issue thatContinued...

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Colleen McCullough: JKR is a "lousy writer"

Posted by: sue
November 25, 2004, 05:32 PM

In an interview with The Courier Mail, author Colleen McCullough (The Thorn Birds) mentions Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling. In this article, which you can read below, Colleen McCullough offers her opinion on her fellow author.

ONE thing Colleen McCullough won't miss when she finally loses her battleContinued...

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J.K. Rowling Named President of One Parent Families

Posted by: sue
November 24, 2004, 04:12 PM

UK Charity "One Parent Families" has named author J.K. Rowling as their new President. Having been involved with this charity since 2000 and she was named its first Ambassador, One Parent Families is very important to the Harry Potter author. J.K. Rowling says:

"I am truly honouredContinued...

Contests

UK Time Turner Sweepstakes Now Open

Posted by: sue
November 22, 2004, 10:57 AM

Earlier Warners Brothers announced a contest where winners from the USA, Japan, and Canada could win a chance to meet J.K.Rowling and the trio. Well now residents of the U.K. have their own chance to win a meeting with the Harry Potter author and cast members too. The contest is open now and runs through DecemberContinued...

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New WB " Time Turners Sweepstakes" for Adults!

Posted by: sue
November 12, 2004, 09:25 AM

Warners Brothers must have heard us, for they have now launched a second "Time Turner Sweepstakes" for adults to win a chance to meet JKR and Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, and Rupert Grint. Just like the other "Time Turner Sweepstakes"(for children ages 7-17), this grand prize forContinued...

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Warner Brothers "Time Turner Sweepstakes" for Chance to Interview JKR and the Trio

Posted by: sue
November 08, 2004, 11:35 AM


Warners Brothers is launching today their "Time Turner Sweepstakes" in which the Grand Pize winner will get the chance to interview author J.K. Rowling and Harry Potter actors Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, and Rupert Grint. The winner will be flown to London,Continued...

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Author Terry Pratchett Talks About J.K.Rowling

Posted by: sue
November 07, 2004, 06:31 PM

In a recent interview with The Age, best-selling fantasy author Terry Pratchett talks about fellow writer J.K. Rowling. The article discusses his fantasy books,then moves to J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings of which Terry Pratchett says:

"I probably still venerate Tolkien but I don'tContinued...

Charity

Followup: JKR Mini-Book Raises $20,000 for Charity

Posted by: sue
November 02, 2004, 08:59 AM

Previously, we told you of a special miniature book that author J.K.Rowling wrote in order to raise money for the 999Club, a charity to help the homeless. Last night the private auction was held, and the book by JKRowling sold for £11,000 ($20,223 USD). The highest seller of the night wasContinued...

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J.K.Rowling to Receive British Independent Film Special Award

Posted by: sue
October 27, 2004, 07:51 AM

J.K. Rowling is set to receive "The Variety UK Personality" award at this year's British Independent Film Awards. This award will be given to the Harry Potter author for her contribution to the industry.

'At the source of one of the greatest creative successes in theContinued...

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JKR backs Charity Ball to Benefit Multiple Sclerosis

Posted by: sue
October 26, 2004, 07:58 AM

J.K.Rowling is lending her support to a fund-raising effort benefiting those with Multiple Sclerosis. The Harry Potter author generously spent thousands of pounds to rent Powderham Castle where a charity black-tie masked ball will be held on Nov. 1st, 2004. Readers will remember that JKRowlingContinued...

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Tatler Magazine Preview of J.K. Rowling Minibook

Posted by: Melissa
October 18, 2004, 09:09 PM

As previously reported, on November 1, Sotheby's will auction off a minibook signed and personalized by J.K. Rowling to benefit the charity the 999 club. A preview of the book is now available in the November issue of the British magazine Tatler (click here for cover).
The J.K. RowlingContinued...

Misc

Edinburgh Seeks Literary World Capital Title

Posted by: Kristin
October 13, 2004, 12:08 PM

Jo Rowling's hometown of Edinburgh seeksto be declared the world capital of literature, a title that could draw such ceremonies as the Whitbread and the Nobel Prize for Literature. The BBC reports that many of the cities best-known writers, including Jo Rowling, are backing the campaign.
ThanksContinued...

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A Time Turner for Charity

Posted by: Kristin
October 11, 2004, 06:32 AM

The Scotsman reports that Jo Rowling donated a time turner from Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban to a charity auction in benefit of Edinburgh's Maggie's Centre, which supports cancer patients.
Thanks to Veritaserum for the link!

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