Daily Mail Settles J.K. Rowling Suit, Apologizes for Lying

The Daily Mail is a publication that regularly produces stories. Some of these stories are fact, some of them are based in fact and some of them are not even close to fact. But when they've published stories in that last category, they have to apologize and they usually do so in a big way. Enter: J.K. Rowling's… » 5/08/14 12:20pm 5/08/14 12:20pm

J.K. Rowling Asked to Stop Writing, Taking Up Shelf Space

Lynn Shepherd must have known what she was getting herself into when she wrote a Huffington Post piece urging J.K. Rowling to get out of the adult literature market. Shepherd stated that other writers deserve a turn (this is how the world works, BTW) and although she has never read Rowling's work (ok..), Shepherd… » 3/01/14 4:30pm 3/01/14 4:30pm

J.K. Rowling Is Writing Yet Another Mystery Novel Under a Pseudonym

Ready your Amazon gift cards, nerds, because J.K. Rowling has a new novel due out in June. But unfortunately for the world's wizarding enthusiasts, The Silkworm is a sequel to The Cuckoo's Calling, written as Robert Galbraith. It'll follow the investigation into the disappearance of a loathed novelist. » 2/17/14 4:00pm 2/17/14 4:00pm

For J.K. Rowling, an Alternate Ending for Ron and Hermione's Story

Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling recently blew minds when, in an interview with Emma Watson, she revealed that she now wishes that Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger — the couple that formed the standout romance of the series — would not have ended up together and that maybe Hermione and Harry should have fallen in love… » 2/05/14 5:45pm 2/05/14 5:45pm

Accio Nerds! J.K. Rowling Is Developing a Harry Potter Stage Show

Wait. Can you "accio" sentient beings? Or do I need to, like, levicorpus all the Harry Potter fans and then locomotor them over to the West End? Please advise. As I'm sure you can tell, I got a "T" in Charms. Oh, ANYHOO, there's going to be a Harry Potter stage show co-produced and overseen by J.K. Rowling within the… » 12/19/13 8:15pm 12/19/13 8:15pm

Which words turn up most in Hunger Games, Twilight, and Harry Potter?

Certainly The Hunger Games and Twilight are very different media experiences, but how do the YA series differ in their actual vocabulary and sentence structure? Slate put together a textual analysis of Suzanne Collins and Stephenie Meyer's series, alongside J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter novels. » 11/23/13 1:37pm 11/23/13 1:37pm

J.K. Rowling to Donate All Royalties From Her Secret Novel to Charity

J.K. Rowling is no stranger to philanthropy. As of 2012, the Harry Potter author had reportedly donated upwards of $160 million to various charity organizations. Her charitable spirit has continued into 2013 with Rowling announcing this Wednesday that all royalties from “The Cuckoo’s Calling," her crime novel… » 7/31/13 7:00pm 7/31/13 7:00pm

J.K. Rowling Secretly Publishing Under Male Pseudonym

The author of the Harry Potter novels is using her known witchcraft to trick us muggles into not purchasing her latest book. Published under the name "Robert Galbraith", The Cuckoo's Calling is a detective novel about a troubled model who falls to her death — and the wily private dick who wants to get to the bottom… » 7/15/13 9:30am 7/15/13 9:30am