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Given Pullman’s trenchant critique of despotism, his new trilogy will certainly be read allegorically.
It's time to recognise the difference between 'deep' and 'shallow' volunteering.
JK Rowling: the keeper of Hogwarts’ keys.
The world famous author has found a novel way to keep casting spells over her audience of Potter-mad muggles.
Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling has engaged fans on, among other things, how to pronounce Voldemort’s name.
JK Rowling should have stated clearly in her books the nature of the characters rather than doing so after their publication through, for example, media interviews.
A recent exchange highlights the complicated nature of ownership when it comes to the Harry Potter universe.
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JK Rowling has come under fire for signing an open letter opposing a cultural boycott of Israel. The form of the complaints, and Rowling's response, tell us much about the author-fan relationship.
Outsmarted by a mouse: the scariest creature in the woods.
Toon a Ville
Julia Donaldson's tale of brains and brawn may only be 16 years old, but like Harry Potter it has joined the ranks of the all-time greats.
Who’s the pseudo-icon?
As her second Galbraith novel is published, JK Rowling once again finds herself in the public eye for something other than the book just out. Her enormous donation to the Better Together campaign attracted…
When it was revealed this weekend that JK Rowling was the author of a recent critically acclaimed but obscure crime novel - The Cuckoo’s Calling by one Robert Galbraith - it made perfect sense to many…