Today marks the birth of one of literature's most well-known and well-loved figures: Harry Potter creator JK Rowling.
The writer of these most popular books and film franchises in history was born in Yate, near Bristol, a few miles south of a town called Dursley. Happy anniversary, Harry Potter! To celebrate the birthday of its author JK Rowling and its main wizard Harry Potter, a number of events have been dedicated across the world.
Every book later became a movie with a whole new concept and genre of magical movies. Overall, Rowling's wizarding series books have sold over 500 million copies worldwide, making it the most successful book series of all time, and have even been translated into as many as 65 languages over the years. New-York Historical Society is joining in on Harry Potter's 20th Anniversary festivities in a big way by adding tons of Potter-themed events to their roster in conjunction with the Harry Potter: A History Of Magic exhibit, which the society is hosting from October 5 through January 27.
These are the names of Rowling's Harry Potter books which she is following with prequels like "Fantastic Beast and Where to Find them" and Fantastic Beast and Crimes of Grindelwald. It was a series that captured the imagination of an entire generation that opted to read books over the many options that internet had to offer at that time. Without her vision, who knows where a lot of us would be. For all those who grew up with Harry Potter, this fantasy series is just not a piece of a littérateur's favourite; it is a slice of one's life. The release order of the books was a huge thing.
Another user wrote: "Harry Potter was the first book I read for pleasure & the only book I've re-read". It was directed by Chris Columbus (Home Alone, and Mrs Doubtfire) and starred British child actor Daniel Radcliffe as Harry Potter, Rupert Grint as Ron and Emma Watson in the role of Hermione. Surprisingly, I finished the entire the series in a week. The final story in the "Harry Potter" saga-the stage play "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child"-is playing to sold out audiences in London and NY, winning awards for both the West End and Broadway productions. I started reading again with Harry Potter, and I still read the books back to back". Her completed manuscript was turned down by a number of publishers before she got a book deal with Bloomsbury Publishing in August 1996.
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