A Brief Biography of J.K. Rowling

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J.K. Rowling “It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might has well not have lived at all, in which case you have failed by default (qtd. Rowling The Fringe Benefits of Failure).” This quote by J.K. Rowling at the Harvard graduation in 2008 is a perfect example about how she is as a person. She has gone through many failures and is now a very successful author. She encourages everyone to reach for their goals. You will probably fail a couple times but in the end it will be worth it and you will profit from the hard effort. Joanne (J.K.) Rowling is a truly inspirational person that has benefitted to the lives of people of all ages around the world through her children books. Life of J.K. Rowling On July 31,1965 Joanne Rowling was born in Yate, England (J.K. Rowling Biography). At age four her family moved to Winterbourne where she met two siblings with the last name Potter. This later contributed to the name of the main character of her Harry Potter book series. . She started attending school at Wyedean when she was eleven. Not being athletic, she worked immensely hard at academics. Rowling says that the character Hermione Granger was loosely based on herself (J.K. Rowling- Biography), a young girl that is extremely smart, doesn’t have many friends, and works hard in her school work. At age eighteen (1983) she attended college at the University of Exeter but being pressured from her parents decided to become a secretary.

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