According to this version of events, Rowling
was something of an outsider at school thanks to her love of reading and active imagination, and faced further difficulties during her teens, when her mother was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis.
Well, it seems a lot of it has to do with her mother, who died shortly after Rowling
began work on the Harry Potter books and never lived to see her daughter's extraordinary success.
My gosh, spare me," Rowling
said in a frank interview Tuesday with the Tribune.
has been unanimously chosen to receive the 2008 Edinburgh Award by a panel of judges selected from the arts, business and sciences.
The book, The Tales of Beedle the Bard, was written after Rowling
completed Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, her seventh and last instalment about the boy wizard.
The showdown between Rowling
and the fan, Steven Vander Ark, is scheduled to last most of the week in US District Court in Manhattan.
Organisers of the charity auction asked 13 authors, including JK Rowling
, Margaret Atwood, Sebastian Faulks, Nick Hornby and Doris Lessing, to create a story for the sale.
"This book constitutes a wholesale theft of 17 years of hard work," Rowling
testified in a Manhattan District Court on the first day of a trial that was expected to last most of the week.
Harry Potter fans are starting up a one million name petition begging author JK Rowling
not to end the schoolboy wizard's adventures.
will release the seventh and final Harry Potter book--Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.
does not condescend to her readers with a dumbed-down vocabulary or a simple plot.
It seems redundant to summarize the plot of Rowling
's newest book, so let us focus on the audio aspect of the story.