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J.K. Rowling receives the 2013 Beacon Award for Philanthropy

Posted by: Catherine
February 12, 2013, 07:24 PM

J.K. Rowling has been rewarded for her excellence in philanthropy and charity work. J.K. Rowling's personal website posted that she received the Beacon Award for Targeted Philanthropy on February 6, 2013. jkrowling.com said: 

On 6 February 2013 J.K. Rowling was awardedContinued...

JKRowling.com Update: No Plans to Publish Harry Potter Encyclopedia

Posted by: Edward
May 22, 2012, 01:39 PM

In an update on J. K. Rowling's website, the author makes quite clear that plans to publish a physical copy of a Harry Potter Encyclopaedia are not on the horizon.  The entry, updated May 2012, reads:

What about the Harry Potter Encyclopaedia?
Updated May 2012
I have been enjoyingContinued...

J.K. Rowling Launches New Website

Posted by: Rosi
April 12, 2012, 08:50 AM

J.K. Rowling just announced the launch of her newly revamped website on Twitter. Check it out at this link!

J.K. Rowling Gives Evidence at Leveson Inquiry (Watch Now)

Posted by: Rosi
November 24, 2011, 09:47 AM

J.K. Rowling is currently giving evidence at the Leveson Inquiry and you can watch and follow The Guardian's liveblog at this link. Stay close to Leaky for more from the Inquiry!

New J.K. Rowling Interview Quotes and Image from The Oprah Winfrey Show (Updated)

Posted by: Rosi
September 27, 2010, 10:38 AM

A press release issued today has a number of new quotations from J.K. Rowling's interview on The Oprah Winfrey Show, which will air this Friday, 1st October. Speaking to Oprah about the pressure of sudden stardom, Rowling says, "At that point, I kept saying to people, yeah I’m coping…butContinued...

PotterCast 207: The Fourth Hallow

Posted by: Edward
October 28, 2009, 05:41 PM

Our 207th episode of PotterCast, our Harry Potter podcast, is online for your audible enjoyment.  This episode features the latest in Potter news, including distribution news for Rupert Grint's Cherrybomb film, Dan Radcliffe's next possible Broadway show, Ralph Finnees now filming as Lord VoldemortContinued...

Happy Birthday, Percy Weasley

Posted by: Edward
August 22, 2009, 01:43 AM

Harry Potter author J. K. Rowling's website has been updated to mark the August 22nd birthday of Percy Weasley.  Please join us at TLC in wishing this fine fellow a happy birthday.  Cheers to you, Percy!

Slight Changes to JKRowling.com

Posted by: sue
August 19, 2009, 01:33 PM

Slight changes are afoot at JKRowling.com, the official website of Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling. Thanks to longtime reader Bel, we know that the title of her diary has been changed to "Everything you might want to Know," along with new books in the link section and a few changes of the links. As readers willContinued...

ABC Preview of JK Rowling: A Year in the Life Due Thursday

Posted by: sue
July 15, 2009, 09:52 AM

Last April, we reported that at long last viewers here in the US would be able to watch the special "J.K. Rowling: A Year in the Life" documentary on Thursday, July 16 at 8:00pm on ABC. Today, the network has released a preview of the film which was recorded in Edinburgh, Scotland asContinued...

Happy Birthday, Draco Malfoy

Posted by: Edward
June 05, 2009, 02:00 PM

Today marks the birthday of one Draco Malfoy, as the calendar on Harry Potter author J. K. Rowling's website now indicates.  Please join us in wishing this young man a happy birthday.  Cheers to you, Draco.

Happy Birthday, Ron Weasley

Posted by: sue
March 01, 2009, 08:03 AM

A shopkeeper, an Auror, or a Wheezy he may be, for as noted on JKRowling.com today marks the birthday of a character with a heart of lion, and one who will always be our King. Everyone, please join us as wish Ron Weasley a Happy Birthday! Cheers!

The Bravest Man I Ever Knew

Posted by: sue
January 09, 2009, 06:09 AM

Today, the calendar on JKRowling.com marks another birthday, but for us here at Leaky, this marks a day meant for reflection, remembrance and perhaps even celebration of a character who so vividly filled the pages of the Harry Potter series.  To some, this character will remain  a nasty, unpleasant man, aContinued...

Happy Birthday, Charlie Weasley

Posted by: Edward
December 11, 2008, 07:06 PM

Birthday wishes are now going out to Charlie Weasley, for the calendar on Harry Potter author J. K. Rowling's website has been updated to mark his December 12th birthday.  Cheers to you, Charlie!

Happy Birthday, Hagrid

Posted by: Edward
December 05, 2008, 07:04 PM

It's time to dust off our tankard-sized goblets and toast one Rubeus Hagrid, for the calendar on Harry Potter author J. K. Rowling's website has been updated for December 6th to wish the Hogwarts Professor and Gamekeeper a happy birthday.  Here's to you, Hagrid.  Cheers!

Happy Birthday, Bill Weasley!

Posted by: Edward
November 28, 2008, 06:58 PM

The calendar on Harry Potter author J. K. Rowling's website has been updated to mark the November 29th birthday of the eldest Weasley son, Bill.  Here's to you!  Cheers Bill!