J. K. Rowling

English novelist

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J. K. Rowling: English novelist
Joanne Rowling, better known by her pen name J. K. Rowling, is a British writer and philanthropist. She is best known for writing the Harry Potter fantasy series, which has won multiple awards and sold more than 500 million copies, becoming the best-selling book series in history. The books are the basis of a popular film series, over which Rowling had overall approval on the scripts and was a producer on the final films. She also writes crime fiction under the pen name Robert Galbraith.


Nixon Attacks JK Rowling [Video]

Nixon Attacks JK Rowling

In June, JK Rowling released an essay and a series of tweets calling for limits on transitionary care for trans youth. Business Insider reports that Rowling also mocked gender-inclusive words. Cynthia..

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What Is J.K. Rowling’s New Book About? [Video]

What Is J.K. Rowling’s New Book About?

J.K. Rowling has written a new book under her pseudonym Robert Galbraith. The book is called "Troubled Blood." What's the book about? According to a review in "the Telegraph" "Troubled Blood" is the..

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JK Rowling is returning the Ripple of Hope award given to her last year by the Robert F Kennedy Human Rights (RFKHR) organisation after its president, Kennedy’s daughter, criticised her views on..
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JK Rowling returns award after Kerry Kennedy criticism

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How trans 'Harry Potter' fans are grappling with J.K. Rowling's legacy after her transphobic comments

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Lloyd Russell-Moyle: Labour MP resigns from frontbench amid JK Rowling trans row and Israel comments

A Labour MP forced to apologise twice in a month has resigned from Sir Keir Starmer's frontbench team.
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JK Rowling joins 150 public figures decrying 'cancel culture'

The letter, also signed by Malcolm Gladwell and Gloria Steinem, denounces "a vogue for public shaming".
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Johnny Depp and his ex-wife Amber Heard are expected to meet at the High Court as the Hollywood star’s libel case against The Sun over allegations of domestic violence kicks off on Tuesday. The..
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Harry Potter fan sites distance themselves from JK Rowling over transgender comments

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Two of the biggest Harry Potter fan sites have distanced themselves from JK Rowling because of her beliefs on transgender issues. Websites The Leaky Cauldron and Mugglenet released a joint...
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Lloyd Russell-Moyle: Labour MP apologises after accusing JK Rowling of using her history of abuse in transgender row

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What JK Rowling should know about a transgender woman like me: Every day in public is risky

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JK Rowling: from magic to the heart of a Twitter storm

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Domestic abuse charities condemn The Sun for front page on JK Rowling's ex-husband

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JK Rowling: Domestic Violence Charities Slam ‘Stomach Churning’ Sun Front Page

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ShowBiz Minute: Rowling, Wintour, Disney

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JK Rowling responds to trans tweets criticism

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In the blog post on Wednesday, Rowling said she was motivated to address transgender issues through her Twitter account because of what she sees as an increasingly misogynistic society. "We're living..
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JK Rowling defends transgender comments and reveals she survived sexual assault

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What's a TERF and why is 'Harry Potter' author J.K. Rowling being called one?

"Harry Potter" author J.K. Rowling is again being called a TERF for tweets some transgender people and LGBTQ activists say are offensive and wrong. - Published

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"Harry Potter" actor Daniel Radcliffe has said he is "deeply sorry" for the "pain" J.K. Rowling's comments may have caused people, after she accused of being transphobic when she posted a controversial..
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Daniel Radcliffe hopes JK Rowling trans tweets don't 'taint' Harry Potter

The Harry Potter star said he was "compelled to say something" after Rowling was called transphobic.
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JK Rowling’s tweets on transgender people spark outrage

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JK Rowling unveils The Ickabog, her first non-Harry Potter children's book

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Coronavirus: JK Rowling donates £1m to two charities

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Harry Potter: JK Rowling secretly buys childhood home

Renovation work is taking place on the cottage which inspired parts of the Harry Potter story.
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Harry Pottering around at home? Rowling to rescue bored kids in lockdown

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