Let this guide serve as a tool to connect you with a plethora of media, experiences, creations, organizations, and more that all come together to create Harry Potter Culture. The best-selling book series of all time, created by J.K. Rowling, has not only captivated the hearts and minds of many across the globe, but has had a profound impact on society, pop culture, politics, and social justice.
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Born in 1965 near Bristol in the United Kingdom, J.K. Rowling got the idea for Harry Potter while on a train in the early 1990s. The exuberantly creative series has spawned many spin-off books, films, games, and the like. J.K. Rowling has also published some adult novels, and writes crime novels under the name Robert Galbraith. She has received several awards for her writing, including the Lifetime Achievement Award of the British Book Awards in 2008. She currently lives in Edinburgh with her family.
Visit her website at jkrowling.com.
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Hello! My name is Ashley and I am your librarian-in-training and creator of this LibGuide. I am an avid fan of Harry Potter, and hope that this guide helps you find any information you may want or need on the culture surrounding this magical hit series - regardless of your level of expertise. Feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
-Albus Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire