Joanne Kathleen Rowling was born on July 31, 1965, in Chipping Sodbury, a small town in southern England. She has published four books revolving around the magical world of apprentice wizard Harry Potter and his friends at the Hogwarts School.

Rowling's books have also found nearly universal critical acclaim as well, striking a responsive chord among both adults and children. Her blend of fantasy, humor, and adventure combines with deft characterization and masterful storytelling to create a truly wonderful series.

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J.K. Rowling
Official site about the author and the Harry Potter books. Includes book rumours, biography, movie information, FAQs, news, and links.
Bookworm's Lair: J.K. Rowling
Complete bibliography and reviews of the Harry Potter novels from an adult point of view. Available in English and German.
January Magazine - J. K. Rowling profile
An interview with Rowling about her popularity and how does she take it.
Harvard Magazine: The Fringe Benefits of Failure, and the Importance of Imagination | Harvard Magazine
Contains her videoed and written Commencement Address at the Annual Meeting of the Harvard Alumni Association. (June 05, 2008)
BBC: JK Rowling Celebrates Birth of Son
Harry Potter author JK Rowling and husband, Dr Neil Murray, are celebrating the arrival of their first child. (March 25, 2003)

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