J.K. Rowling is one of the most fascinating stories that took the world by storm came from a great writer, born on July 31st, 1965 J.K. Rowling is the woman behind the Harry Potter franchise becoming one of the best-selling authors today.
The craze and fan frenzy for Harry Potter series had multiplied manifold so much so that she withdrew the fourth book of the series from contention to give the other books a fair chance.
After the epic success of the Harry Potter series, she took a hiatus from the world of writing only to return to the book stands in 2012 with ‘The Casual Vacancy’ aimed at adults. A dark comedy about local election in small English town of Pagford, the book received mixed reviews but nevertheless sold about 1 million copies in its first three weeks of release.
Today, the Harry Potter franchise is worth an estimated $15 billion. A global brand, it has created world records in literary circles and continues to be the most loved fiction tale. For her outstanding contribution to the literary world, she has been conferred with the prestigious Legion d’honneur by French government and Order of the British Empire. She is the proud recipient of the National Book Awards, British Book Awards, Hugo Award, British Book of the Year award, Locus Award, Bram Stoker award, Hans Christian Anderson Literature award and many more. Furthermore, she has been offered honorary degrees from various universities and colleges.