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The main facts Date of Birth: July Place of Birth: Gloucestershire, England Citizenship: United Kingdom Occupation: novelist Flourished: since 1997 Genre: fantasy, tragicomedy crime novel Debut: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone 31, 1965
The alias Joanne thought that the male audience will want to read a book written by a woman. Therefore, she created an alias and signed up as J.K.Rowling
Some interesting facts She studied French. It gave her the opportunity to spend a year in Paris.
Some interesting facts In 1990, the future writer moved to Manchester, and at the same time she first came up with the idea of children's books about the boy wizard. In the same 1990 from multiple sclerosis Rowling's mother died. A few months later, Joan was a teacher of English in Porto, the second largest city in Portugal.
In Porto Rowling met her future husband, a television journalist Jorge Arantes. They married in 1992, from this marriage they had a daughter , Jessica. Pretty soon Rowling and Arantes got divorced. By Christmas 1994 Rowling returned to the UK . Together with her daughter , she moved to Edinburgh. By this time, a significant portion of the first novel - "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone " - had already been written . In an effort to complete the book , Rowling did not get a permanent job , and attempting a novel in cafes, including the popular Nicolson's, owned by her relatives.
Novels about Harry Potter brought writer numerous awards, including Nestle Smarties Gold Award (three times), British Book Awards, Children's Book Award (twice), The Booksellers Association / The Bookseller Author of the Year Award (twice), Scottish Arts Council Children's Book Award (twice), the Spanish Prince of Asturias award. In 2000, Rowling was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire “Harry Potter”
Rowling is doing a lot of charity work. Specifically it is supported by the single parents and fund on the Exploration of multiple sclerosis - a disease that her mother had died.