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OOtP Book Nomination

Posted by: sue
April 04, 2004, 04:27 PM

"Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix" has been nominated for a Bram Stoker Award, given out by the Horror Writers Association, in the category of "Work for Young Readers". Thanks Abigail!

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Happy Birthday to J.K. Rowling's son, David Rowling Murray!

Posted by: Melissa
March 22, 2004, 08:46 PM

A very happy first birthday goes out today (March 23, GMT) to David Gordon Rowling Murray, the one-year-old with truly magical blood. Only 10 more years 'till Hogwarts!

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How J.K. Rowling Got Her Start

Posted by: Kristin
March 21, 2004, 06:49 AM

From The Scotsman:
In a radio interview reported to be broadcast today (was this the BBC interview from earlier last week?), J.K. Rowling speaks about a monetary gift from a friend that allowed her to write the first Harry book:

The episode occurred when Rowling, now 37, was living on benefits in a rundown flat in EdinburghContinued...

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J.K. Rowling's Shoes on Show

Posted by: sue
March 18, 2004, 05:19 PM

A pair of J.K. Rowling's shoes are part of an exhibit to showcase the number of women who die in the UK every year as a result of domestic violence. J.K. Rowling's black satin Jimmy Choo shoes that she wore to the Edinburgh premiere of the first Harry Potter film will later be up for auction, proceeds to benefitContinued...

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J.K. Rowling Interview on BBC Radio 4

Posted by: sue
March 16, 2004, 12:35 PM

Today, J.K. Rowling was interviewed on the BBC Radio 4 show "The Learning Curve". While the topic was not about the Harry Potter books, the interview gave greater insight to the struggle that J.K. Rowling went through as a single parent attending college for her teaching degree.

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J.K. Rowling Nabs W.H. Smith People's Choice Award

Posted by: Melissa
March 16, 2004, 12:27 PM

J.K. Rowling's adult readers have chosen her over Ian Rankin, James Herbert, Colum McCann and Mark Haddon for the WH Smith's People's Choice Fiction Award for Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. Rowling said she was "honoured" and that "unabashed adult Harry PotterContinued...

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USA Today: Rowling Decade's Most Successful Author

Posted by: sue
March 11, 2004, 12:52 PM

In a feature about the changing landscape of books and bestsellers, USA Today says that J.K. Rowling " is the decade's most successful author, landing five of the top six spots on the list of the 100 best-selling books of the past 10 years."

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JK Rowling Interview on BBC Radio

Posted by: sue
March 09, 2004, 04:54 PM

JK Rowling will be interviewed on BBC Radio for a program called "The Learning Curve"which is set to air Tuesday, March 16th. Show host Libby Purves says "we'll be in Scotland with JK Rowling who is looking back in order to help us consider the difficulties of being an adult learner, and betteringContinued...

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AP and the nonexistent eighth book

Posted by: Melissa
March 05, 2004, 01:55 PM

The Associated Press, in its story about the chat, has gone back to that old Harry Potter news chestnut, taking J.K. Rowling's equivocacy on whether she'll stop at seven books and blowing it up into a headline about the possibility of an eighth book. Nothing's really changed with regard to her bookContinued...

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Chat Translations

Posted by: Kristin
March 04, 2004, 10:46 PM

Totally Harry Potter has up a Spanish transcript of the J.K. Rowling interview, and De Lekke Ketel has up a Dutch translation. Also look for the German translation on Hp-fans.de, a French translation at the Harry Potter Mysteries forum, and a Portuguese translation from Brazil's Hogwarts site.
UPDATE: We have a Russian translationContinued...

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BBC: JKR Drops Hints in Web Chat

Posted by: Melissa
March 04, 2004, 02:08 PM

Newsround was at JK Rowling's office for today's Web chat, and did a great little interview (including picture of her at her comp) with her after it ended.

What was the webchat like?
There were some really good questions. I feel guilty that obviously people want a lot of information about the next two books,Continued...

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Articles about the JKR Chat

Posted by: Melissa
March 04, 2004, 12:23 PM

JK Rowling Hints at More Harry Potter - Yahoo! News

Rowling Hints About New Book, Owes Harry Apology - Yahoo! News

Harry Potter to 'grow up' - The Courier Mail

We'll update this as they come in.

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JKR Transcript Update

Posted by: Melissa
March 04, 2004, 07:15 AM

A full transcript of the chat is here, with the questions in order. (Phew!) Among the many revelations (no spoilers here, you'll have to read the chat!): which house at least three of the Marauders were in; clarification on the ages of the Weasley children; the kids' middle names; whether or not Hermione is an onlyContinued...

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J.K. Rowling Chat Transcript

Posted by: Melissa
March 04, 2004, 05:19 AM

A working transcript of JKR's amazing World Book Day Chat is here. Ms. Rowling answered approximately 140 questions, and the fans did not disappoint in grilling her senseless - the revelations (and teasers) are dizzying. While we fix this transcript up, discuss!

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Reminder: JK Rowling Online Chat

Posted by: sue
March 03, 2004, 01:25 PM

Reminder: Tomorrow, Thursday, March 4th is World Book Day which launches with a live web chat with JK Rowling. The chat runs from 10:00 to 11:00 am GMT.
In a related story, 12 schools in the UK were given the opportunity to ask JK Rowling a question during the chat. One of the lucky schools has this question: “DoContinued...

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