J.K. Rowling

Jul 31, 1965
Yate, nr. Bristol, England, UK

Bio: The idea for Harry Potter popped into her head while on a crowded, delayed train from Manchester to London in 1990. Was advised by her publisher that boys would not read books by a woman, so she adopted her middle initial "K" from the name of her favourite grandparent, Kathleen. First daughter, Jessica, is named for Rowling's childhood heroine, the activist Jessica… More

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