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Sotheby's Auctions 1st Editions

Posted by: Melissa
November 24, 2003, 06:54 PM

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...

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J.K. Rowling on the Simpsons

Posted by: Melissa
November 23, 2003, 08:27 PM

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.
Lisa: Can you tell meContinued...

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J.K. Rowling on the Simpsons

Posted by: Kristin
November 21, 2003, 07:33 AM

Thanks to all the readers who wrote to remind us that The Simpsons episode with J.K. Rowling airs this Sunday. Website ExpresoHogwarts.com has an image preview!

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J.K. Rowling: Favorite Scot

Posted by: Kristin
November 20, 2003, 08:28 PM

J.K. Rowling has been nominated (again) for the Glenfiddich Spirit of Scotland Top Scot Award.
Thanks to Liz and to Sue for the links!

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J.K. Rowling on Multiple Sclerosis

Posted by: Kristin
November 16, 2003, 07:34 AM

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...

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Baroness Joanne?

Posted by: Kristin
November 09, 2003, 08:01 AM

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.

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JKR Rumor Debunked

Posted by: Melissa
October 31, 2003, 11:04 PM

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...

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J.K. Rowling is Forest Friendly

Posted by: Melissa
October 30, 2003, 09:01 AM

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!

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Photos of J.K. at Prince of Asturias Awards

Posted by: Melissa
October 25, 2003, 10:05 AM

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!

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J.K. Rowling's Speech

Posted by: Melissa
October 24, 2003, 04:32 PM

Arlene was nice enough to send us a link to J.K. Rowling's acceptance speech (in English) from the Prince of Asturias Awards ceremony.

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JK Rowling Meets with Children in Spain

Posted by: Melissa
October 24, 2003, 09:42 AM

JK Rowling met with 18 children at the Hotel de la Reconquista’s Covadonga Hall in Spain. The children came from the Oviedo Children’s Hospital and the San José Children’s Home for the chance to ask Rowling questions about herself and Harry. Rowling will be receiving the Prince ofContinued...

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Biography Re-run

Posted by: Kristin
October 20, 2003, 06:52 AM

The Biography Channel will re-run their program on J.K. Rowling this Wednesday from 9:00-10:00 Eastern Time.
Thanks, Bob!

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More on Prince of Asturias Award

Posted by: Kristin
October 20, 2003, 06:35 AM

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.

EDIT: Maria wrote toContinued...

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J.K. Rowling: Most Powerful

Posted by: Kristin
October 17, 2003, 07:39 AM

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. :)

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JKR Parodied

Posted by: Melissa
September 17, 2003, 10:35 AM

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...

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