19 Facts About JK Rowling

1. In 2002, JK Rowling became an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh and in 2011, she became an honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh.

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2. In 2014, JK Rowling reaffirmed her support for "Hacked Off" and its campaign towards press self-regulation by co-signing with other British celebrities a declaration to "[safeguard] the press from political interference while giving vital protection to the vulnerable.

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3. In November 2012, JK Rowling wrote an article for The Guardian in reaction to David Cameron's decision not to implement the full recommendations of the Leveson inquiry, saying she felt "duped and angry".

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4. In September 2011, JK Rowling was named a "core participant" in the Leveson Inquiry into the culture, practices and ethics of the British press, as one of dozens of celebrities who may have been the victim of phone hacking.

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5. In 2007, JK Rowling described having been brought up in the Church of England.

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6. In June 2016, JK Rowling campaigned against the Referendum to leave the European Union, stating on her website that, "I'm the mongrel product of this European continent and I'm an internationalist.

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7. In May 2007, JK Rowling pledged a donation reported as over £250,000 to a reward fund started by the tabloid News of the World for the safe return of a young British girl, Madeleine McCann, who disappeared in Portugal.

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8. In 2003, JK Rowling took part in a campaign to establish a national standard of care for MS sufferers.

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9. In 2008, JK Rowling agreed to publish the book with the proceeds going to Lumos.

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10. In January 2006, JK Rowling went to Bucharest to highlight the use of caged beds in mental institutions for children.

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11. In 2002, JK Rowling contributed a foreword to Magic, an anthology of fiction published by Bloomsbury Publishing, helping to raise money for the National Council for One Parent Families.

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12. In June 2011, JK Rowling announced that future Harry Potter projects, and all electronic downloads, would be concentrated in a new website, called Pottermore.

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13. In 2015, JK Rowling stated on Galbraith's website that the third Cormoran Strike novel would include "an insane amount of planning, the most I have done for any book I have written so far.

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14. On 17 February 2014, JK Rowling announced that the second Cormoran Strike novel, named The Silkworm, would be released in June 2014.

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15. On her Robert Galbraith website, JK Rowling explained that she took the name from one of her personal heroes, Robert Kennedy, and a childhood fantasy name she had invented for herself, Ella Galbraith.

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16. In July 2011, JK Rowling parted company with her agent, Christopher Little, moving to a new agency founded by one of his staff, Neil Blair.

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17. In 1995, JK Rowling finished her manuscript for Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone on an old manual typewriter.

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18. In 1982, JK Rowling took the entrance exams for Oxford University but was not accepted and earned a BA in French and Classics at the University of Exeter.

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19. In October 2010, JK Rowling was named the "Most Influential Woman in Britain" by leading magazine editors.

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