JK Rowling

Inside J.K. Rowling’s ‘gender wars’ lunch
J.K. Rowling
Behind the scenes

Inside J.K. Rowling’s ‘gender wars’ lunch

Event attended by gender critical figures including Rosie Duffield and Maya Forstater
12 Apr 2022
‘Discussion around trans identity is becoming J.K. Rowling’s new brand’
J.K. Rowling
Instant Opinion

‘Discussion around trans identity is becoming J.K. Rowling’s new brand’

Your digest of analysis from the British and international press
14 Mar 2022
Quidditch to change name over trans row
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Stranger than fiction

Quidditch to change name over trans row

Alternatives include ‘quickball’, ‘quicker’, ‘quidstrike’ and ‘quadraball’
20 Dec 2021
Instant Opinion: is Generation Z ‘turning to the right’?
Boris Johnson
In Depth

Instant Opinion: is Generation Z ‘turning to the right’?

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Wednesday 8 July
8 Jul 2020
Instant Opinion: Covid rulebreakers ‘out of control’
UK lockdown coronavirus
In Depth

Instant Opinion: Covid rulebreakers ‘out of control’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Tuesday 7 July
7 Jul 2020
Transgender row: is J.K. Rowling destroying her legacy?
JK Rowling
In Depth

Transgender row: is J.K. Rowling destroying her legacy?

Writers quit literary agency that represents Harry Potter author in protest against her controversial views
23 Jun 2020
Instant Opinion: no nuance in the ‘age of identity politics’
JK Rowling
In Depth

Instant Opinion: no nuance in the ‘age of identity politics’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Friday 12 June
12 Jun 2020

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Quiz of The Week: 6 - 12 June

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12 Jun 2020
Reaction: J.K. Rowling reveals sexual assault in trans essay
J.K. Rowling
In Depth

Reaction: J.K. Rowling reveals sexual assault in trans essay

Harry Potter author says experiences as a domestic abuse survivor influenced decision to speak out
11 Jun 2020
Why everyone’s talking about J.K. Rowling’s trans tweets
JK Rowling
In Depth

Why everyone’s talking about J.K. Rowling’s trans tweets

Harry Potter author facing online backlash over ‘anti-trans comments’
8 Jun 2020
Row as J.K. Rowling defends woman sacked over trans tweets
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In Brief

Row as J.K. Rowling defends woman sacked over trans tweets

Harry Potter author spoke out in defence of Maya Forstater
20 Dec 2019
Piers Morgan’s top five Twitter spats
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In Depth

Piers Morgan’s top five Twitter spats

Outspoken TV presenter has a pop at Stormzy in his latest social media row
19 Dec 2019
How to spot a rare and valuable Harry Potter book
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In Depth

How to spot a rare and valuable Harry Potter book

Original edition of J.K. Rowling’s first Potter book sells at auction for £28,500
1 Aug 2019
Fantastic Beasts: the real witch trials and secret societies
Johnny Depp as Gellert Grindelwald
In Depth

Fantastic Beasts: the real witch trials and secret societies

Witchcraft was once seen as a growing threat to Christendom, justifying countless trials and executions
24 Oct 2018
How to write a book: dos and don’ts from famous authors
Do you have a best-seller in you?
In Brief

How to write a book: dos and don’ts from famous authors

Learn from the masters about how to start writing a best-seller
2 Oct 2018
Fantastic Beasts: Rowling defends ‘racist’ Nagini casting
JK Rowling
In Brief

Fantastic Beasts: Rowling defends ‘racist’ Nagini casting

Fans criticise choice of South Korean actress to play Lord Voldemort’s pet snake
27 Sep 2018
Where was Harry Potter filmed?
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In Depth

Where was Harry Potter filmed?

Ten locations where JK Rowling’s books were brought to life
19 Jul 2018
J.K. Rowling ‘happy’ with Johnny Depp casting
JK Rowling
In Depth

J.K. Rowling ‘happy’ with Johnny Depp casting

Harry Potter author faces backlash after defending casting of Depp, who was accused of domestic abuse last year
8 Dec 2017
BBC adapts JK Rowling's Strike novels: What can fans expect?
Actor Tom Burke attends premiere in London.
In Review

BBC adapts JK Rowling's Strike novels: What can fans expect?

'Charismatic' Tom Burke takes on the role of a damaged war veteran turned detective
25 Aug 2017
The Balmoral's JK Rowling suite: A touch of magic
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In Review

The Balmoral's JK Rowling suite: A touch of magic

The ultimate stay in Edinburgh for Harry Potter obsessives
16 Aug 2017
New Harry Potter books continue to weave the magic
JK Rowling in 2007
In Brief

New Harry Potter books continue to weave the magic

Twenty years on, the boy wizard is still popular enough to inspire an exhibtion
20 Jul 2017
Why Gary Lineker is the centrists' choice
BBC pundit Gary Lineker
In Depth

Why Gary Lineker is the centrists' choice

As the parties drift to the left and right, have they left a gap for a dashing centre-forward?
30 Jun 2017
Harry Potter plot holes that have never been solved
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In Depth

Harry Potter plot holes that have never been solved

Six unexplained questions that will change the way you look at the wizarding world
26 Jun 2017
Harry Potter movies, ranked from best to worst
Harry Potter
In Depth

Harry Potter movies, ranked from best to worst

Marking the boy wizard's 20th anniversary - from the spellbinding outings to the damp squibs
26 Jun 2017
JK Rowling works magic after Trump blocks Stephen King
JK Rowling
In Brief

JK Rowling works magic after Trump blocks Stephen King

Harry Potter author steps in after thriller writer becomes the latest to be #blockedbytrump
14 Jun 2017
JK Rowling vs Piers Morgan: Who's winning the online feud?
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 08:Author J.K. Rowling holds a certificate after being presented with the Freedom of the City of London, at Mansion House on May 8, 2012 in London, England.(Photo by Dan
In Depth

JK Rowling vs Piers Morgan: Who's winning the online feud?

Twitter spat moves to new level as TV presenter is tricked into criticising his own tribute to the Harry Potter author
15 Feb 2017
Why Fantastic Beasts is 'unexpectedly relevant' for 2016
Fantastic Beasts
In Depth

Why Fantastic Beasts is 'unexpectedly relevant' for 2016

JK Rowling's film is a marvellous fantasy romp, but did it mean to comment on contemporary politics?
14 Nov 2016
#USElection2016 - the best Twitter reactions to Trump's win
Donald Trump
In Brief

#USElection2016 - the best Twitter reactions to Trump's win

The world reacts with cheers, tears and gallows humour, sharing last-minute travel deals to JK Rowling's solemn thoughts
9 Nov 2016
What is muggle quidditch? The not-so-magical worldwide sport
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In Brief

What is muggle quidditch? The not-so-magical worldwide sport

Twenty-three countries will battle it out in a real-life version of Harry Potter's favourite game
29 Jun 2016
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child thrills and shocks fans
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
In Depth

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child thrills and shocks fans

Whoops and gasps as first preview of JK Rowling's stage play gets an 'ecstatic' response from audience
8 Jun 2016
Seven book-to-film adaptations you must see this year
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In Depth

Seven book-to-film adaptations you must see this year

After moving readers on the printed page, these stories are set to thrill on the big screen
18 Mar 2016
Harry Potter frenzy sparked by new book release
JK Rowling
In Brief

Harry Potter frenzy sparked by new book release

Something wicked this way comes as JK Rowling's boy wizard returns in an 'eighth' book
12 Feb 2016
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: how to get tickets
JK Rowling
In Brief

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: how to get tickets

Internet frenzy as fans complain of queues and profiteering; season extended to satisfy demand
29 Oct 2015
CASUAL VACANCY: BBC changes Rowling book
Casual Vacancy
In Review

CASUAL VACANCY: BBC changes Rowling book

J.K. Rowling TV mini-series features rape, drug abuse and racism, but it's not as grim as the book
12 Feb 2015
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