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?