J.K. Rowling


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Birth Name: J.K. Rowling
Born: 07/31/1965
Birth Place: Chipping Sodbury, England, GB

Joanne Kathleen Rowling was born on July 31, 1965 in Chipping Sodbury, South Gloucestershire, England into a solidly middle-class home. Her father, Peter, was an engineer at a Rolls Royce plant in Bristol, and her mother, Anne, was a lab technician at Wyedean School. Thanks to her parent's encouragement, Rowling developed an early love of books and knew at six years old that she wanted to be a writer. An attentive student, she attended state-run school in Chapstow, followed by enrollment at Exeter University, where she intended to study English. But in deference to her parent's wishes, Rowling took up French instead, as Peter and Anne wanted very much for their daughter to be a translator or... Continue Bio >>


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