Harry Potter
Author
Author J.K. Rowling
J.K. Rowling
Born31 July 1965
Chipping Sodbury
| Age 53

J.K. Rowling 1997


Author of the successful 'Harry Potter' series of books. Growing up in Tutshill, Gloucestershire Joanne Rowling was born in Chipping Sodbury cottage Maternity Hospital, near a town called Dursley (the Muggle family).
Harry Potter film promotion
Harry Potter film promotion
In 1974, the Rowling family moved to Tutshill in the Forest of Dean and across the Severn River from Dursley.

The Harry Potter series runs seven volumes, one for each year Harry Potter spends in school.


Global Phenomenon
Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone
Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone

Around 450 million Harry Potter books had been sold in 73 different languages as of mid-2013, making it the best-selling book series of all time. Harry Potter is a global brand worth around £10 billion, and the last four Harry Potter books have consecutively set records as the fastest-selling books in history.


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Rowling home

Rowling is the first author to become a billionaire.

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