author of the Harry Potter series of books

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J K Rowling

Other names: 
Joanne Rowling, Jo Rowling, pseudonym Robert Galbraith, previously Mrs Jorge Arantes
July 31, 1965

Born Yate, near Bristol, England, her parents were Peter James Rowling and Anne Volant She graduated from Exeter University and taught English in Portugal. She married Jorge Arantes, a journalist, and they had a daughter Jessica Isabel Rowling who was born in 1993. Jo began writing books after coming to Edinburgh, Scotland, to be near her sister Dianne when she divorced in 1995.

She selected the pseudonym J K Rowling, using initials to attract male readers and adding a K for Kathleen after her grandmother. Her books have been made into films.

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