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Jurassic Hogwarts

Posted by: sue
May 22, 2006, 07:05 AM

A recently discovered species of dinosaurs will bear a name given in honor of the Harry Potter novels. Approved by J.K. Rowling, "Dracorex Hogwartsia" is being unveiled this morning at The Children's Museum in Indianapolis. This new species was discovered at the Hell Creek Formation in South Dakota, and PaleontologistsContinued...

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J.K. Rowling Loves Libraries

Posted by: sue
May 15, 2006, 04:24 PM

Authors J.K. Rowling, Salman Rushdie, and Philip Pullman are among those who are lending their support to the "Love Libraries" campaign. Part of an effort in the UK to help "galvanize support for public libraries and combat their growing image problem," the "Love Libraries" campaign hasContinued...

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JKR Appearance on Richard & Judy Show in June

Posted by: sue
May 12, 2006, 03:20 PM

A few months ago we told you that author J.K. Rowling was confirmed to appear on UK talk show "Richard & Judy." New episodes of the show are set to begin next month on June 19, and Jo is to be one of the early guests. This time frame is a few days before JKR is due to appear at the Queen'sContinued...

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Harry Potter Author J.K.Rowling Interview with GirlGuiding Scotland

Posted by: sue
April 29, 2006, 02:26 PM

A few weeks ago, we first told you there would be a new interview due with author J.K. Rowling and GirlGuiding Scotland. Included with a group of over 100 women, this interview with JKR is part of a "campaign by Girlguiding Scotland to inspire young women and girlsContinued...

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J.K. Rowling Donates to MS Research Center

Posted by: sue
April 20, 2006, 08:21 AM

In what was described as "major cash donation", author J.K. Rowling has offered her support to help fund a new Multiple Sclerosis research center in Edinburgh. Jo, who is a patron of MS Society Scotland, has long been interested and involved in the fight against this disease which claimed theContinued...

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Excerpts from J.K. Rowling Interview with GirlGuiding Scotland

Posted by: sue
April 15, 2006, 09:15 PM

A few days ago we first told you that Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling had been interviewed by Girlguiding Scotland as part of a series of interviews with inspirational women. The Sunday Times now has more on these interviews, saying that they are part of an initiative to "combatContinued...

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New Essay from J.K. Rowling on Growing up Female

Posted by: sue
April 15, 2006, 12:42 AM

A new book by Willa Shalit called Becoming Myself:Reflections on Growing Up Female contains a essay written by Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling. This book is a collection of thoughts and reflections on being female from sixty-seven notable women including Jo, as well as others such as poet Maya AngelouContinued...

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J.K.Rowling Interview for Girlguiding Scotland

Posted by: sue
April 13, 2006, 07:58 PM

On May 1, Girlguiding Scotland will feature a new series of interviews with "100 Inspirational Women" and Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling is among those on this list. Jo is listed on their website as part of their successful ex members, which also includes others such as actress Dawn SteeleContinued...

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Newsround Video Interview with J.K. Rowling

Posted by: sue
March 30, 2006, 11:54 AM

Lizo, from CBBC Newsround was at the British Book Awards last night, and he was able to get an quick interview with Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling. He asked Jo about the progress on Book Seven, where she said "I've done a bit. But there's nothing more I can tell you. Everything's aContinued...

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Half-Blood Prince Named British Book of the Year

Posted by: sue
March 29, 2006, 04:21 PM

Update: See pics now in our gallery, with hi-res on the way.
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince has been named "Book of the Year" at the British Book Awards held tonight in London. Jo is quoted by the BBC as saying "I'm delighted that Harry Potter continues to give soContinued...

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J.K. Rowling Writes About Her Experiences in Romania

Posted by: Melissa
February 05, 2006, 12:36 AM

Today's Sunday Times in Britain features an article written by J.K. Rowling in which our favorite author chronicles her efforts to end cage beds in east European mental hospitals. In the piece, Jo describes the article that originally sparked her involvement in this cause, the letter-writingContinued...

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New Interview with J.K. Rowling about Child Welfare

Posted by: sue
January 26, 2006, 05:30 PM

While in Romania, author J.K. Rowling gave a new interview to the Associated Press, discussing her concerns about child welfare and her involvement in the Children's High Level Group. Some excerpts from this interview are now online, and during the course of this interview Jo reiterated whatContinued...

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JKR: "Every Child Deserves a Secure and Loving Environment"

Posted by: sue
January 25, 2006, 10:55 PM

There are some additional stories online now about author J.K. Rowling's trip to Romania as part of the Children's High Level Group effort to improve conditions for children in Eastern European orphanages. The Scotsman reports that at a press conference earlier in Bucharest, Jo said:Continued...

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J.K. Rowling Updates Site with Romanian Visit, Book Seven Info

Posted by: sue
January 25, 2006, 07:07 AM

J.K. Rowling has updated her website today with mention of her trip to Romania, as well as a hint of good news on Book Seven. In her new diary section, she indicates that she is "floating along on this flood of inspiration" in terms of the writing the last Harry Potter novel.Continued...

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J.K. Rowling Romanian Visit and Interview to be Broadcast on TV, Internet

Posted by: sue
January 23, 2006, 10:56 AM

Previously, we told you that author J.K. Rowling would be visiting Romania to take part in a charity dinner as part of an effort to help raise funds and awareness of the plight of orphans in Eastern Europe. This visit is to take place this week, on January 25th and the 26th.Continued...