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JK Rowling


'I can’t understand the vitriol directed at her': Ralph Fiennes defends JK Rowling amid trans row

March 18, 2021 6:52 pm

It must be noted that other cast members of the many HP films -- Daniel Radcliffe and Emma Watson -- did not side with the author

Failure gave me an inner security that I had never attained by passing examinations: JK Rowling

October 09, 2020 6:01 pm

"Half my lifetime ago, I was striking an uneasy balance between the ambition I had for myself, and what those closest to me expected of me," she said

Margaret Atwood, Roxane Gay, and others extend support to trans rights in open letter

October 11, 2020 5:54 pm

The letter comes after more than 200 writers and publishers had signed another letter to express their support for trans and non-binary people on September 30

Book Review: Troubled Blood By Robert Galbraith is surprisingly ordinary

October 04, 2020 3:29 pm

At more than 950 pages, Troubled Blood is the longest in the Cormoran Strike series (the first in the series was 450 odd pages and its predecessor was 650 pages or so). And it feels that way too.

JK Rowling trans row: More than 200 authors, editors, publishers write letter supporting trans and non-binary people

September 30, 2020 5:57 pm

This comes after more than 50 journalists, writers, actors among signed an open letter condemning the hate speech the Harry Potter was subjected to

JK Rowling's Troubled Blood sells 65,000 copies in a week amid criticism

September 24, 2020 12:40 pm

The book has sold almost 65,000 copies in a five days, a report in The Guardian states. This also makes it the biggest one week sale for any Galbraith title

JK Rowling clears rumours, says villain who wears women's clothes in new novel is based on real life characters

September 18, 2020 12:50 pm

JK Rowling has shared that the character of Creed “was loosely based on real-life killers Jerry Brudos and Russell Williams – both master manipulators who took trophies from their victims”

JK Rowling controversy: Bookstore in Australia refuses to stock books by author

September 17, 2020 1:22 pm

Last month, the author returned an award from a human rights group linked to the Kennedy family after the president of the organisation criticised her comments about transgender issues

Early reviews of JK Rowling's new book claim it includes transphobic elements

September 15, 2020 6:05 pm

It all started after reviews of the book -- written by her under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith -- started pouring in, hinting at transphobic elements.

J K Rowling returns Ripple of Hope award after criticism over tweets

August 30, 2020 7:20 pm

It was awarded to her by the Robert F Kennedy Human Rights (RFKHR) organisation. The decision comes after Kennedy's daughter expressed her displeasure on Rowling's transgender views.


BAFTA Awards: Reigning looks over the years

February 02, 2020 3:43 pm

BAFTA over the years: With the awards ceremony already ushered with Golden Globes, SAG and Grammys, it is safe to say that the BAFTAs are the ultimate celebration of movies in the UK. But, when it comes to BAFTA's fashion, it is best defined as understated. From monochromes to elegant gowns and sharp bodysuits, stars have donned them all and gave us some memorable looks. From Lilly Collins gorgeous Givenchy Haute Couture gown in 2019 to Angelina Jolie's black off-shoulder gown with a cape in 2018, every look has exuded nothing but elegance and grace. Take a look at some of the best looks from over the years.

Happy birthday, JK Rowling: 15 quotes by the author on love, failure and life

July 31, 2017 2:27 pm

JK Rowling always had the perfect words. Her books comforted us and provided us with a timely assurance that no matter how things appear, in the end virtues triumph and goodness wins. But apart from these she also had the most fascinating take on love, failure and on life in general.

20 years of Harry Potter: Get ROFL-ing with these 20 crazy memes

June 26, 2017 6:57 pm

Twenty years ago, on June 26, 1997, JK Rowling introduced us to the magical world of Harry Potter, and let's just say it changed our lives. The seven-part series that Rowling created for us, with intricate details was a world we refused to leave. By the end of it we were all at Hogwarts.

10 times the Harry Potter series had the perfect spell to fight Monday blues

June 05, 2017 1:26 pm

Monday lethargy is a thing, and we are trying to help you get over it in our tiny little way. And who better to inspire and motivate than the prodigal child - Harry Potter and his magical world.