Our most beloved author, J.K. Rowling, has yet again made the list for Forbes 100 Most Powerful Women! She and the Queen represent the most powerful British women. Ms. Rowling's ranking may have slipped from 73 to 98, but we are still very proud of her and her worldly influence! A full report on the list may be read here.
This week, one die-hard “Harry Potter” fan became a whole lot happier and $228,000 poorer. That’s how much a first edition of “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone” containing author J.K. Rowling’s annotations and original illustrations, fetched at a London auction on...
A first edition copy of “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone” fetched $228,000 at a London auction on Tuesday. The book is perhaps one of the most popular of all-time because it contains notes and original illustrations created by J.K. Rowling. In preparing to sell the first edition of Philosopher’s Stone, J.K. Rowling added personal annotations, [...]Show More Summary
A first edition copy of "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone" that contains author J.K. Rowling's notes and original illustrations is going on sale at a charity auction. The personal annotations from the bestselling author included comments on the process of writing and a section from an early draft of the novel. Show More Summary
Tonight at Sotheby?s, London: First Editions, Second Thoughts, a ground-breaking auction in which 50 of the UK and Commonwealth?s outstanding contemporary writers annotated and in some instances illustrated a first edition copy of one...Show More Summary
(Reuters) - A unique first edition of "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone" annotated by author J.K. Rowling has sold for a record 150,000 pounds ($227,421) at a London charity auction, Sotheby's said on Tuesday.
J. K. Rowling's annotated copy of "Philosopher's Stone" was auctioned off for $228,000 at Sotheby's today:Sotheby's said the work, offered as part of a charity book sale jointly organized with the English PEN writers' association, was...Show More Summary
(LONDON) — For fans of the boy wizard, this could be the most coveted copy of all the “Harry Potter” books in the world. A first edition copy of “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone” that contains author J.K. Rowling’s notes and original illustrations fetched 150,000 pounds ($228,000) at a London auction on Tuesday. Show More Summary
Even when a book gets published, becomes a bestseller, wins a glut of awards and launches successful film adaptations, it doesn’t mean that an author wouldn’t change a few things when given the chance, or offer up some commentary on their choices. Show More Summary
What does one of the world's best-known authors think when she holds the book that made her famous?
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A very rare copy of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone is going to be put up for auction on Tuesday. The auction is to aid the writers' association, English PEN. The auction will sell numerous novels annotated by their authors,...Show More Summary
(Reuters) - Ever wondered what went through author J.K. Rowling's mind when she wrote the first "Harry Potter" novel?
By Peter Kaufman What do the alleged Boston Marathon bombers Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev have in common with Oprah Winfrey, Bill Gates, J.K. Rowling, Jimi Hendrix, and Ben Franklin? The answer: All of these individuals are said to have become...
J.K. Rowling was working some Beautiful Mind level realness when she mapped out the plot for Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. Put this handwritten chart in front of a muggle and they'll feel like they were hit with a Confundus charm. Read more...
Universal Studios Florida will add a new section inspired by J.K. Rowling‘s Harry Potter book series. Opening in 2014, Diagon Alley is named after the magical shopping district in the fantasy series. The new cover for Harry Potter &Show More Summary
If you're looking for great Mother's Day quotes to inspire you this year, Hillary Clinton, Amy Poehler, Natalie Portman and J.K. Rowling have you covered....
In this episode of Gweek, I talked to Ned Vizzini and Chris Columbus about their new book, House of Secrets. Harry Potter creator J. K. Rowling calls House of Secrets “a breakneck, jam-packed, roller-coaster of an adventure about the secret power of books.” Ned Vizzini is an award-winning author and television writer. He’s the author [...]
Our friends at English PEN, an organisation devoted to literary freedom, are staging an exciting event later this month when 50 modern first editions are to be auctioned. However, these are no ordinary first editions. All the books have been annotated, usually at length and in great detail, by their authors specially for the ‘First [...]
Steven Soderbergh is writing a novella called “Glue” on Twitter. Fifty authors, including Ian McEwan, Hilary Mantel, and J. K. Rowling, are contributing annotated first editions of their novels to an auction benefiting English PEN. “Anyone...Show More Summary