Born in Yate, England, on July 31, 1965, J.K. Rowling came from a humble economic background before writing the Harry Potter series, a children’s fantasy novel. The work was an international hit and Rowling wrote six more books in the series. Not only did the books themselves prove to be best sellers time and time again but the concept was so loved that it was also adapted into a blockbuster film franchise. In 2012, Rowling also released the non-Potter novel The Casual Vacancy. If you are a huge fan of her work, then here are some facts about her that you might not have known before.
Rowling went from being unemployed and living on state advantages to turning into a raging success in the space of five years. She has stated in many interviews that as an adolescent she lived in a Grade II recorded house in Gloucestershire, which she states was “not an especially glad time in my life”, because her mom suffered gravely from multiple Sclerosis and to top it all off she had a strained relationship with her dad.
Rowling was diagnosed with clinical wretchedness which she claims gave her the motivation to come up with the character of “Dementors” in the Potter series. She also experiences a sleeping disorder which she says intensifies when she has things that need to be done.
In total around 12 publishing houses dismissed the first installment of the Harry Potter series. Bloomsbury was the only publishing house that gave her book a chance. Little did anybody know that it would turn into one of the most greatly valued series of all times. Her seventh and last Harry Potter book, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows broke records by being the fastest book to be sold ever.
On October 16, 1992, Rowling wedded TV writer Jorge Arantes. They had a girl, Jessica Isabel Rowling Arantes in 1993, in Portugal. Unfortunately J.K Rowling separated from her husband and then moved to Scotland in 2004.
She was selected as a Head Girl at Wyedean School and College. At the University of Exeter she completed her BA in French and Classics, and afterward filled in as an analyst for Amnesty International.
Rowling was granted the Order of the British Empire in the Queen’s Birthday Honors List in 2000 and as a prominent altruist has contributed cash and backing to a number of amazing philanthropies.
Rowling’s ambiguous pen name using the initials “JK” was a recommendation the publishing house, to make her character mysterious. It was thought that a story about wizards penned by a lady may be thought to be disagreeable.
Rowling functioned as an English educator in Portugal, amid her brief marriage to TV columnist Jorge Arantes. But now she works as a full time writer and is proud of her achievements. She hopes to continue working even though she has a handsome amount of fortune to rely on.
On a postponed train from Manchester to London in 1990, Rowling jotted down her introductory Potter thoughts on a napkin. She wrote her first book, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone on a typewriter.
In March 2001, Rowling presented the world with two books, “Phenomenal Beasts and Where to find them” and “Quidditch through the Ages,” thatare considered to be follow ups in the Harry Potter series. The returns produced by these books, that are approximately £17 million are given to the philanthropy Comic Relief.