Kirk, Connie Ann.

J.K. Rowling : a biography / Joanne K. Rowling Joanne Kathleen Rowling Connie Ann Kirk. - Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2003. - xiii, 141 p. : ill. ; 24 cm. - Greenwood biographies, 1540-4900 . - Greenwood biographies. .

Includes bibliographical references (p. [127]-138) and index.

Origins and contexts -- Early life and family -- School years -- Early career -- Life of Harry Potter -- Controversies and criticism -- Conclusion -- Appendix A: J.K. Rowling timeline -- Appendix B: J.K. Rowling's awards -- Appendix C: J.K. Rowling's reading -- Appendix D: Organizations important to J.K. Rowling -- Appendix E: Addresses for J.K. Rowling.

This unofficial biographical study of J.K. Rowling invites fans and critics alike to take a close look at the person behind the phenomenon. Annotation. Suitable for high school students and undergraduates, this brief biography examines the life and work of /Harry Potter/ creator J.K. Rowling. Her books, and the controversies and acclaim surrounding them, are situated in the contexts of the fantasy genre and popular culture, and placed against the background of the author's life.

0313322058 (alk. paper) 9780313322051 (alk. paper) 0313039445 9780313039447



Rowling, J. K.

Authors, English--20th century--Biography.
Potter, Harry (Fictitious character)
Children's stories--Authorship.

PR6068.O93 / Z739 2003

823/.914 B