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#LetsTalkLumos – Rowling launches digital awareness campaign

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J.K. Rowling's charity, Lumos, looks to shine a light on the eight million children living in institutions and orphanages around the world. And you can help! How? Find out here. Read More »

UPDATED: Mystery surrounding J.K. Rowling’s new Twitter header image

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J.K. Rowling surprised fans earlier today when she changed her Twitter header image to a pile of mysterious papers, leaving everyone baffled. What does it mean?! Read More »

“The Cuckoo’s Calling” nominated for world-renowned lucrative prize

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Robert Galbraith's novel "The Cuckoo's Calling" received a nomination for one of the richest literary prizes in the world! See what the book is up against! Read More »

Lumos launches Indiegogo campaign, includes “Potter”-related perks

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Lumos, the charity founded by J.K. Rowling, recently released a video highlighting the life of many European children in orphanages and institutions. The feature, called "Behind the Walls," was a chilling reminder of the way that thousands of children are forced to live. Now, Lumos has launched an Indiegogo campaign in order to raise money to help these children. Read More »

J.K. Rowling has completed the script for “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”

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Buried in a recent "Telegraph" interview with "Potter" producer David Heyman is some exciting news for "Harry Potter" fans - the script for "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" is complete. Read More »

First teaser image from BBC’s “The Casual Vacancy” adaptation released!

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Over the last few months, we've waited eagerly for more news on the upcoming adaptation of J.K. Rowling's novel, "The Casual Vacancy". Now, BBC has released the first official image from the adaptation. Read More »

“The Cuckoo’s Calling” wins book award

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"The Cuckoo's Calling" was included in the list of award winners during last weekend's Bouchercon 2014: Murder at the Beach. Find out which award the book received! Read More »

J.K. Rowling awarded Scottish Monopoly spot

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English-born J.K. Rowling has been awarded a place in the Scottish edition of Monopoly. To find out more about the new game and her participation in the Scottish community, keep reading! Read More »

Pricing dispute between Amazon, Hachette at an end

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The ongoing battle between Hachette Book Group and Amazon is finally at an end. The two companies recently reached a multi-year agreement for book sales. This is great news for readers since throughout the dispute, Amazon has been postponing the availability of books by the Hachette Group, including J.K. Rowling’s "The Silkworm", penned under pseudonym Robert Galbraith. Read More »

“Harry Potter” makes Groiler Club’s “One Hundred Books Famous in Children’s Literature”

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Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone just got a high honor! Almost as high as catching the Snitch! Read More »

J.K. Rowling’s charity, Lumos, explodes myth on orphans still “Behind the Wall” in new video

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J.K. Rowling's charity, Lumos, is sending a message on the state of Central and Eastern European institutionalized orphans with a new video. This marks the 25th year since the Berlin Wall has come down, but for these children, their situation remains in isolation. J.K. Rowling states in the video, "This is a massive global problem – eight million children trapped in institutions around the globe. But it’s a problem we can solve. I think all of us want to think that we’ve helped give the next generation the best possible start in life." Read More »

Win a boxed set of “Harry Potter” novels illustrated by Jonny Duddle!

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The new "Harry Potter" editions illustrated by artist Jonny Duddle came out at the beginning of December in the UK. Now, Waterstones is offering YOU the chance to win a boxed paperback set of the books! Read More »

Specsavers National Book Awards shortlist announced!

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The National Book Awards shortlist has been announced! See which "Harry Potter" alumni's books made the short list! Read More »

J.K. Rowling to release new story on Halloween!

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As part of Pottermore's Trick or Treat Celebration leading up to Halloween, it has been revealed that J.K. Rowling will release a new 1,700-word story! Read More »

Dumbledore featured on Top Ten LGBT Characters in YA Literature list

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Albus Dumbledore has ranked #1 on a new list of the top ten LGBT characters in young adult literature. Find out the reasoning for his placement here. Read More »

Social Roundup: When Rowling Played Us All

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From HeForShe to the JobLot, they're a busy bunch the "Big Seven"! Catch up on their antics in the latest social roundup. Read More »

J.K. Rowling on the “Sunday Times” Giving List

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"The Sunday Times" has revealed their Giving List for the year, and once again, J.K. Rowling is featured. Read More »

UPDATED: Bloomsbury launches Harry Potter Book Night!

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Today Bloomsbury Children's Books has announced some rather exciting news - they are launching a new Harry Potter Book Night! The first Harry Potter Book Night will take place on February 5, 2015. Read More »

UPDATED: Breaking the anagram: What J.K. Rowling said about Newt Scamander

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It all started with a tweet. Read More »

“Harry Potter” contender in UAE Favorite Book campaign

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"Harry Potter", as we all know, is clearly a series that means a lot to readers, and for different reasons. But one thing is certain - and that is that the popularity of the series means that it is consistently featured on lists of favorite books. Read More »