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Author Kirk, Connie Ann.

Title J.K. Rowling : a biography / Connie Ann Kirk
Published Westport, Connecticut : Greenwood Press, 2003


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 MELB  820.914 R8848 Z/Kij  AVAILABLE
Description xiii, 141 pages, 4 unnumbered pages of plates : portraits ; 24 cm
regular print
Series Greenwood biographies
Greenwood biographies, 1540-4900
Greenwood biographies.
Greenwood biographies. 1540-4900
Contents Machine derived contents note: Series Foreword -- Preface -- Chapter 1 Origins and Contexts -- Chapter 2 Early Life and Family -- Chapter 3 The School Years -- Chapter 4 Early Career -- Chapter 5 The Life of Harry Potter -- Chapter 6 Controversies and Criticism -- Chapter 7 Conclusion -- -- Appendixes -- Appendix A: J. K. Rowling Timeline -- Appendix B: J. K. Rowling's Awards -- Appendix C: J. K. Rowling's Reading -- Appendix D: Organizations Important to J. K. Rowling -- Appendix E: Addresses for . K. Rowling -- Bibliography -- Index -- Photo essay follows chapter 4
Summary "This detailed book explores both the critical acclaim and the controversies surrounding Rowling's books and the characters, who seem to have found a life of their own. Chapters take the reader from Rowling's early childhood in England through her school years, friendships, and early influences, tracing her family life, her travels and personal relationships, and the development of her career as a writer. The Harry Potter books are carefully considered against the backdrop of the fantasy genre and are also situated within the broader framework of popular culture." "A bibliography provides reviews, critical articles, biographical sources, and related Web site information. A timeline highlights the events of Rowling's life and career. Other appendices cite the many awards her books have received around the world. Also included are lists of her special literary and humanitarian interests."--BOOK JACKET
Notes Includes bibliographical references and index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Potter, Harry (Fictitious character)
Rowling, J. K.
Potter, Harry (Fictitious character)
Rowling, J. K.
English fiction -- Biography.
Children's literature, English -- Biography.
Authors, English -- 20th century.
Children's stories -- Authorship.
Authors, English -- 20th century -- Biography.
Children's stories -- Authorship.
Genre/Form Children's stories
Children's stories.
LC no. 2002075330
ISBN 0313322058 alkaline paper
Other Titles Joanne K. Rowling