Paparazzi hounded "Harry Potter" author J.K. Rowling so constantly after her children were born that she felt like a hostage in her own house, she told a government-backed inquiry into British press ethics and practices Thursday.
"Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" features one of the more soul-destroying death orgies in Fantasy-lit history, with a whole cavalcade of Potter supporting players winding up as casualties in the climactic wizard battle.
J.K. Rowling celebrated Easter at the White House, reading to some kids and answering questions about the future of "Harry Potter". According to the The Washington Post, Rowling said she doesn't have explicit plans to write another "Harry Potter" tome, but she certainly hasn't ruled out the idea. "Maybe 10 years from now," she said. Eee! Even this possibility, no matter how slim, got us excited about the prospect of another book about the gang from Hogwarts. To help Rowling get started writing, we came up with some ideas for her next novel.
Students, we know you may not be all that ecstatic about seeing your teachers -- and the homework they assign -- as the school year starts up. Pay attention in class, though; you never know what hidden talents your teachers might have. Just look at all of these famous former teachers:
A federal judge on Monday ruled against a Web site operator who was seeking to publish an encyclopedia about the Harry Potter series of novels, blocking publication of "The Harry Potter Lexicon" after concluding that it would cause author J.K. Rowling "irreparable injury."
Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling is writing a prequel to her best-selling series to be auctioned for charity -- but at just 800 words, it may lack some of the magic fans of the boy wizard might be hoping for.
Harry Potter creator J.K. Rowling has revealed she thought of killing herself while penniless and suffering from depression as a single mother, according to a report in Britain's Sunday Times newspaper.
Even though Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows sold an incredible 8.3 million copies in its first 24 hours on the American market - its author, J.K. Rowling, says reaching the finish line was bittersweet.
"Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows," the final book in J.K. Rowling's seven-book series about a youthful wizard and his magical and darkening world, arrived at 12:01 a.m. Saturday local time around the globe.
As millions of fans await Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows and the final news of their hero's fate - to be revealed once and for all 12:01 a.m. Saturday - J.K. Rowling sounds almost relieved that it is sealed.
(FORTUNE Magazine) - FORTUNE asked eight bold, creative people - from the next chairman of the Joint Chiefs, to the man who found Harry Potter, to the woman who picks next year's hip colors - to describe what guides their decision-making. Here is what they said. (This story is from the June 27, 2005 issue of FORTUNE.)
J.K. Rowling's latest book, "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" goes on sale at the stroke of midnight, July 16th, but if pre-orders are any indication, nearly everyone who wants one will already own a copy.
When it happens, you might think you're the only one who has been fired or suffered a setback in your career. In reality, you are far from alone -- some of the world's best and brightest have been sacked too.