Welcome to the text only version of The-Leaky-Cauldron.org. To see the full version, click here
News » J.K. Rowling
Subsections: JKRowling.com

Happy Birthday J.K. Rowling and Harry Potter

Posted by: Catherine
July 31, 2014, 11:13 AM

Today our favorite author, J.K. Rowling, celebrates her 49th birthday! Her literary hero, Harry Potter, also turns 34 today. As these two extraordinary people are the reason the Potter universe, this fansite, and wonderful fan base exist, please join us in wishing Jo and Harry a very happy birthday.

New Harry Potter short story from JKR

Posted by: Catherine
July 08, 2014, 03:27 PM

As she promised at the beginning of Pottermore's Quidditch World Cup coverage, J.K. Rowling has published a Harry Potter short story. Like most new material from the Potter Universe, this short story has been posted on Pottermore as extra content. However, this time the new content is a short story of HarryContinued...

J.K. Rowling to Receive Writing Award Today

Posted by: Catherine
June 23, 2014, 02:14 PM

Today, June 23, J.K. Rowling will be honored with the International Writers Award for her outstanding contribution to children's literature. Ms. Rowling will receive this prestigious award in the presence of the Chief Justice, judges, ministers, editors, and diplomats at the International ConferenceContinued...

"The Silkworm" Now Available

Posted by: Catherine
June 19, 2014, 12:55 AM

The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith, J.K. Rowling's very very close author friend, is now available in bookstores and on e-readers. The reviews for the second Cormoran Strike mystery have us biting at the bit to get our hands on this book. If you have obtained a copy of the book and/or read it, please leave your commentsContinued...

J.K. Rowling Supports "Better Together" Campaign

Posted by: Catherine
June 11, 2014, 08:09 AM

J.K. Rowling tweeted (noting that there is a new profile picture on her twitter) this morning that she had posted an explanation, on her website, for why she supported the Better Together Campaign. The Better Together Campaign supports one side of a referendum, occurring on September 18, thatContinued...

Pottermore's USA vs Liechtenstein Quarter Final Results

Posted by: Catherine
June 08, 2014, 10:11 AM

Pottermore has posted the result for June 8th Quidditch World Cup quarter finals between the United States and Liechtenstein. Mrs. Ginny Potter also reported breaking news on a kidnapping as apart of the celebration by the victors of this match. Take a look at the Daily Profit on PottermoreContinued...

J.K. Rowling tweets about release of "The Silkworm", Plus Exclusive Excerpt

Posted by: Catherine
June 04, 2014, 04:56 PM

As reported previously, Robert Galbraith, J.K. Rowling's "very, very close author friend", is releasing The Silkworm on June 19. The Silkworm is the second crime novel in Galbraith/Rowling's Cormoron Strike mystery series. With the approach of the release date, J.K. RowlingContinued...

Ginny Weasley Writes for the Daily Profit on Pottermore

Posted by: Catherine
May 14, 2014, 09:28 AM

J.K. Rowling is, once again, writing new material for Pottermore through news reports on the Quidditch World Cup. Ginny Weasley will be providing updated commentary on the tournament this week, and is expected to be "joined by her family" at the end of the week. As J.K. Rowling statedContinued...

J.K. Rowling Women's Hour Takeover

Posted by: Catherine
April 28, 2014, 04:36 PM

BBC 4 now has J.K. Rowling's Guest Edit on Women's Hour Takeover available to listen to, here.

J.K. Rowling's BBC Guest Edit Coming Monday

Posted by: Catherine
April 25, 2014, 10:43 AM

As reported previously, J.K. Rowling is going to be a guest editor for BBC 4's Women's Hour Takeover week. Ms. Rowling tweeted this morning that her guest edit hour is coming on Monday. She will be kicking off this BBC segment, as her episode is the first of five. Her edit hour will cover shoes, womenContinued...

More Material on Pottermore and More to Come

Posted by: Catherine
March 14, 2014, 08:34 PM

As promised, showing support for the Scottish rugby team by tweeting #wizards4scotlandrugbyteam, J.K. Rowling has posted more material on the Quidditch World Cup on Pottermore. In this new entry, which can be read here, Rowling tells us of the foundation of the Quidditch World Cup, its rules, andContinued...

J.K. Rowling "If you re-tweet, I'll put loads on Quidditch on Pottermore"

Posted by: Catherine
March 07, 2014, 10:51 AM

This morning, twitter once again seemed to come a live for wizards and J.K. Rowling. As it is always a treat when our literary Queen takes time to post a tweet, it was a pleasant surprise to see her twitter a buzz with more rugby. Low and behold, Ms. Rowling was even respondingContinued...

Sarah Phelps Screenwriter of BBC adaption of "The Casual Vacancy"

Posted by: Catherine
March 04, 2014, 10:47 AM

As BBC announced their plans for adapting Dame Agatha Christie novel's in celebration of 125 years of publication, they also mentioned the screenwriter of the mini-series adaption of J.K. Rowling's The Casual Vacancy. Acclaimed screenwriter Sarah Phelps, who will be adapting ChristieContinued...

New Images of "Diagon Alley" in Orlando

Posted by: Catherine
January 18, 2014, 11:18 AM

The UORBuzz twitter has posted new photos of Orlando's "Diagon Alley" expansion of the Harry Potter theme park. The photos, with the scaffolding taken down to allow a clearer view, are of Diagon Alley's water front. This will be the entryway into the park. The outside of the entryway looks like several LondonContinued...

Universals New Trailer for "Diagon Alley" Park

Posted by: Catherine
January 17, 2014, 07:32 PM

Universal Orland has posted a new trailer for the Diagon Alley expansion of their Wizarding World theme park on their YouTube page. The teaser shows some of the most notable attractions in the books and films, such as the Weasley's Wizard Wheezes, Gringotts, as well as Knockturn Alley, Hogsmeade stationContinued...

News sub-categories: JKRowling.com