J. K. Rowling Curated
Author and philanthropist.
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How did you come to use JK instead of your real name Joe?
Do you write in total silence?
Do you have any writers in the family?
What do your kids think of your latest projects?
How did you feel when you closed the chapter on Harry Potter?
Do you take part in the casting of Harry Potter movies at all?
Do you know what's happening through all the 5 movies of Fantastic Beasts?
What other things are you working on?
Is there something about being here at The Balmoral Hotel that stimulated your creatives?
What did you feel when you finished your last book Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows?
Did you know that 'All is well' was gonna be the last line of the book Deathly Hallows?
How does it feel to be cast in the spotlight after leading a private life where you like to work in your own space?
Did you ever feel you had to succumb to the overwhelming pressure after the universe of Harry Potter began?
Did you know that the Harry Potter universe would become this huge?
When did the story of the Harry Potter series enter your head?
How did you feel about the criticisms that you received from religious people?
How has being the first billionaire author affected the perception of yourself?
What do you actually think money does for you?
Did you ever imagine your life being the way it is now?
What did your first marriage teach you about yourself?
Are you still estranged from your father and do you think you'll ever make peace with him?
Would it be fair to say that you've used the good, the bad and the ugly part of your life and expressed it through the Potter series?
When you think about the time you started putting pen to paper and all this came to be, what goes through you?
Were you a little nervous going to speak to Harvard?
How to use failure?
Were you reluctant to increase the empire of Harry Potter universe?
What do you know for sure at this point in life?
What is your dream of happiness?
Has there ever been a part of you that feels that you can still top Harry?
Is there any hope for the next Harry Potter book?
What triggered you to go towards writing the Harry Potter series?
What is Lumos, your charity about?
Is it simply too hard, the dichotomy of writing children fantasies while you're dealing with these children's tragedies in part of the world?
Was there a point at which you thought about giving up after receiving so many rejections?
Would you be proud if not more proud to have Lumos as a major part of your legacy?
What keeps you awake at night?
Do you have a guilty pleasure when it comes to reading?
If you could be compared to any author in your fantasy of literature, who would you most love to be likened to?
Is Kindle future of literature or death of publishing?
Was there any meeting that left you starstruck?
What is one of the best novels you've read in the last few years?
How much of your life have you spent with the Harry Potter books?
Is it true that when you started the Harry Potter series you wrote the epilogue of the final book?
Did you never feel like changing your mind about the characters in the Harry Potter series?
If you were to describe one of your most difficult periods, how would you do it?
Is that a problem that you can do anything you want in a book with magic at its core?
How much part of your Harry Potter books are based on you or people around your life?
How much control were you allowed to hold onto in Harry Potter films?
How often do you think about your mother, at this point in life?
How much did your city influence your writing?
Why do your books continue to enchant readers in huge numbers?
Did you always dream of writing?
Did you start making stories at a young age?
While you were growing up did your teachers encourage you to write?
What was your favourite moment in the 17 years?
When do you think your Mom would have been the proudest of you?
Where did the creation of Hogwarts, in particular, came to you?
By beautiful places I saw or visited because it's so far from the truth.
What was Hogwarts based on?
I sometimes hear Hogwarts was based on one or other of Edinburgh's schools, but that's 100% false, too. Hogwarts was created long before I clapped eyes on any of them! I did finish Hallows in the Balmoral, though, and I can't lie, I'd rate it a smidge higher than the Bournville
Do you still think about Harry Potter and what the next thing might be?
How do you escape that heavy burden of expectations?