J. K. Rowling

(b. 1965)

Joanne Kathleen Rowling is a British novelist best known by her pen name J. K. Rowling. She is famous as the author of the “Harry Potter” series of fantasy novels. She has said that she wrote her first novel, Rabbit, when she was five or six.

The seven “Harry Potter” books have won multiple awards, and sold more than 400 million copies. They have become the best-selling book series in history, and have been the basis for movies which have become the highest-grossing movie series in history.

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, the fourth book in the series, won the 2001 Best Novel Hugo.