On December 3rd, Sotheby's will auction off two signed first editions of Goblet of Fire (11 signed Harry Potter books in total will be auctioned). One of the copies is inscribed with a personal note from JKR to her father, which reveals that Ron Weasley was named after someone called Ronald Ridley. Thanks forContinued...
Just in case you missed it, a truly hilarious line from JK Rowling on The Simpsons, when Lisa meets JKR outside a shop in England:
Lisa: It's JK Rowling [mispronounced...], author of the Harry Potter books! You've turned a generation of kids on to reading!
JKR: Thank you, young muggle.
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J.K.Rowling has written a piece in the Sunday Herald on what the disease is, and how important it is to support and fund research, as well as set minimum standards of care for those with the disease; and what it was like to lose her mother to multiple sclerosis:
I used to miss being able to call Mum when I wasContinued...
It's rumored that Tony Blair may offer J.K. Rowling a peerage, in recognition for her contribution to literature.
Thanks to Dr. Fidelius for the link.
In October, it was reported :
" JK Rowling publicly said 'Harry sustains a minimal but lasting injury in this [the sixth] book.' It is also reported to be roughly just under the length of GoF and will most likely be done by early January. (The first draft.).We've got word from an irrefutable source that RowlingContinued...
J.K. Rowling is urging Bloomsbury to print her upcoming books on paper that is environmentally friendly.
Thank you to everyone who brought this to our attention!
Expresohogwarts.com has some photos of J.K. Rowling accepting her Prince of Asturias Award in Spain on Friday.
Editor's Note: Click on NOTICIA COMPLETA below the picture of Rowling on the page for more photos.
Thank you, El Cronista de Salem!
JK Rowling met with 18 children at the Hotel de la Reconquistas Covadonga Hall in Spain. The children came from the Oviedo Childrens Hospital and the San José Childrens Home for the chance to ask Rowling questions about herself and Harry. Rowling will be receiving the Prince ofContinued...
The Biography Channel will re-run their program on J.K. Rowling this Wednesday from 9:00-10:00 Eastern Time.
The Prince of Asturias award will be presented to J.K. Rowling in a ceremony Friday, October 24th. It can be seen on in Euronews and via the Internet, although Neith writes to tell us that unlike former winners, there will be no post-award conference or speech.
Thanks to Neith for the info.
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US Magazine has named J.K. Rowling the most powerful woman in Hollywood. Was there even a question?
EDIT: It isn't 'US Magazine', it's a United States magazine (Entertainment Weekly, as TLC reader Sue pointed out).
Forgive my flub - although I'm actually sort of amused by it. :)
JKR was parodied on last night's season premiere of Crank Yankers (a Comedy Central program in which crank calls are re-enacted by puppets). In the episode, a humorous crank call was placed to a librarian by "Lady JK's assistant", who wanted to book an appearance for JKR. The "assistant" butchered the pronunciationContinued...