Test your knowledge of JK Rowling with the Magic Issue

The Extra! Magical Issue contains a monthly feature topic with this month focusing on the well known author JK Rowling! Test your knowledge of all things Harry Potter and JK Rowling with this months issue of the Extra! publication. Out May 21 order here.

JK Rowling is the first author to reach billionaire status and has sold over 500 million copies of the Harry Potter series.  She is a formidable force on the literary scene. Not bad for someone who was told there was no market for children’s writing and certainly not wizards!

The Harry Potter book series has been translated into 80 languages and has created a cult of admirers, young and older. Author, philanthropist, script-writer, collaborator,  Rowling is the real thing.

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She is the first author to become a billionaire and in turn lost that billionaire status because she gives too much money to various charities. That is something we can all get on board with, for sure.  

As well as the Harry Potter series, Rowling has written three companion volumes: Quidditch Through the Ages and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them in aid of Comic Relief; and The Tales of Beedle the Bard in aid of her non-profit children’s organisation Lumos.

Her first novel for adult readers, The Casual Vacancy was published in September 2012 and adapted for TV by the BBC in 2015.

Her crime novels, written under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith, were published in 2013 (The Cuckoo’s Calling), 2014 (The Silkworm) and 2015 (Career of Evil), and were adapted for a major new television series for BBC One in 2017, produced by Brontë Film and Television.

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Rowling has also tried her hand at scriptwriting with The Fantastic Beasts film series.  She also wrote collaboratively with John Tiffany and Jack Thorne, The Cursed Child, which was turned in to a stage play by Jack Thorne.  Rowling certainly is multi-talented.

As well as receiving an OBE for services to children's literature, she has received many awards and honours, including France’s Legion d’Honneur and the Hans Christian Andersen Award. J.K. Rowling supports a number of causes through her charitable trust, Volant. She is also the founder and president of the international non-profit children’s organization Lumos, which works to end the institutionalisation of children globally and ensure they grow up in a safe and caring environment.

Find more information and resources visit the J.K. Rowling site here.

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