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J. K. Rowling and WB Form Harry Potter Global Franchise Development Team

In order to manage all upcoming and future Harry Potter related projects - such as the theme park expansions and the "Fantastic Beasts" films - J. K. Rowling and Warner Bros. have formed a Harry Potter Global Franchise Development team:Warner Bros. Show More Summary

The 10 Best Dog Names From the "Harry Potter" Universe

Harry Potter fans have a lot to celebrate, what with the opening of the new Diagon Alley at Universal Orlando’s Wizarding World and creator J.K. Rowling adding an exciting new coda to her beloved series of books starring the boy wizard...Show More Summary

Here's Everything You Need to Celebrate Harry Potter's Birthday

Happy birthday, Harry Potter! (And J.K. Rowling!) To celebrate your favorite wizard's big day, we've rounded up the best of the best Harry Potter posts from across the network to help you get your fix. From stunning book covers to alternate...Show More Summary

34 Major Challenges Harry Potter Had To Overcome

It's Harry Potter's birthday! By the timeline set in the books, J.K. Rowling's beloved boy wizard would be 34 years of age today. And to celebrate the occasion, we've come up with a list of challenges the character has overcome over the course of his documented life. Click To Continue Reading

'Harry Potter' may encourage tolerance: researchers

The Boy Who Lived, who on Thursday celebrates the birthday he shares with creator J.K. Rowling, teaches kids to be more accepting and tolerant toward the LGBT community, immigrants and refugees, according to new research.

Happy Birthday J.K. Rowling and Harry Potter

Today our favorite author, J.K. Rowling, celebrates her 49th birthday! Her literary hero, Harry Potter, also turns 34 today. As these two extraordinary people are the reason the Potter universe, this fansite, and wonderful fan base exist, please join us in wishing Jo and Harry a very happy birthday.

Harry Potter Book Covers Revealed

Bloomsbury Children’s Books will publish new editions of JK Rowling’s wildly successful Harry Potter books on September 1st. Artist Jonny Duddle created the new covers for each of the seven books. In advance of the new releases, theShow More Summary

10 Secrets of Success From Introverts

What do Barack Obama, J.K. Rowling, and Audrey Hepburn all have in common? They are considered to be people with introverted personality types, often perceived as shy or socially awkward, but really full of extraordinary talent and abilities. Show More Summary

7 Ways J.K. Rowling Changed Childhood For A Whole Generation

Today, July 31, is J.K. Rowling’s birthday -- a birthday she famously shares with her most beloved character, Harry Potter. Though she’s long since turned her formidable storytelling skills toward the adult fiction world, most recently...Show More Summary

J.K. Rowling To Release Another ‘Harry Potter’ Novel?

The world can’t seem to get enough Harry Potter, and despite already having three books under her belt post-Hogwarts, it’s possible that J.K. Rowling can’t either. It’s only been a few weeks since Rowling crashed her Pottermore website with her new short story– which came in the form of a news article from fictional rag

The 14 Types of Harry Potter Fans

Thursday marks both Harry Potter's and author J.K. Rowling's birthdays, so to celebrate, we're taking a look at the 14 types of Harry Potter fans. There are the book snobs, the movie nuts, the secret Potterheads, and the people who joined the party very, very late in the game. Show More Summary

Study finds kids who read Harry Potter books become more tolerant of minority groups

New title idea for Harry Potter: The Boy Who Taught Children How to be More Tolerant. Research published this week in the Journal of Applied Social Psychology found that kids who read J.K. Rowling's wildly popular wizarding series are more likely to reduce their prejudices toward minority groups, reports the Pacific Standard. Show More Summary

Harry Potter Team To Map Out Big Plans For The Franchise's Future

If you guessed that the Harry Potter buzz would die down in the years following the release of the final movie, you'd be wrong. In fact, J.K. Rowling's beloved book series and the films that followed seem to be experiencing a resurgence...Show More Summary

Final Installment of "Goblet of Fire" on Pottermore Available to Ravenclaws 7/30, Open to All 7/31

The final installment of "Goblet of Fire" will be posted on Pottermore on July 31st, in honor of Harry Potter and J. K. Rowling's birthdays. However, for Ravenclaws, who won the latest House Cup, the final installment will be available twenty-four hours early on July 30th.

Best-Selling Out?

What’s the real measure of a book’s success? Tim Parks considers how big sales numbers affect the literary landscape: Would J. K. Rowling have written seven Harry Potters if the first hadn’t sold so well? Would Knausgaard have written six volumes of My Struggle, if the first had not been infinitely more successful (in Norway) […]

J.K. Rowling makes an appearance as male pseudonym Robert Galbraith

As fans of J.K. Rowling know, the author doesn’t make many public appearances—which is why Rowling shocked fans last week when she

How John Green became the false prophet of the Internet YA revolution

John Green isn't the new J.K. Rowling—no matter what the Internet thinks.

Working Title To Launch Family Franchise Based On Enid Blyton’s ‘Famous Five’

EXCLUSIVE: Enid Blyton has been called the JK Rowling of her time. The English writer who was born in 1897 is one of the biggest selling children’s authors in history with global sales of over 600M books. One of her most iconic series is The Famous Five, and I hear Working Title has just acquired theatrical rights to the full library. Show More Summary

Daniel Radcliffe birthday: Harry Potter turns 25 on July 23

Can you believe that little Daniel Radcliffe, Harry Potter himself, is 25? It's true -- on July 23, 2014, the actor best known for the movie adaptations of J.K. Rowling's books hits the quarter-century mark.What better way to commemorate...Show More Summary

J.K. Rowling Is Writing Many More Books In The Future (Yay!) But They're Not Harry Potter Books (Boo!)

Ooooh! This is some exciting news! Well, not for Harry Potter fans, but still good tidings! So, ya know how J.K. Rowling has a pseudonym that she writes under, Robert Galbraith? Well, the acclaimed author has admitted that she enjoys writing books as Robert so much so that she will continue to pen stories for [...]

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