Gaelscoil ilchreidmheach i mBaile Locha Riach – Multidenominational primary school in Loughrea

J.K. Rowling

  • Joanne Rowling was born on the 31st of July 1965 in Yate, Gloucestershire, England.
  • When she was publishing her first book she used her 2 initials rather than her full name to target the audience of young boys that might not read a book written by a woman. Her publishers demanded that she used her 2 initials.
  • Rowling loved reading and wrote books when she was six and read them to her younger sister.
  • Rowling studied A levels in French, English and German before reading for a BA in French and Classics at the University of Exeter.
  • She married a Portuguese journalist and moved to Portugal and had a child but then they split and she moved back to England.
  • Rowling thought of Harry Potter on a train to London.

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