J. K. Rowling
British novelist Joanne Rowling, or better known as her pen name, JK Rowling, earned global recognition for her critically acclaimed novels on the iconic boy wizard, Harry Potter and became the most successful literary author. The magical and fantasy elements of the boy’s wizardry adventures featuring deadly supernatural beings was creative, dark and well loved by millions of fans across the world. With a background in French and Classics studied at the University of Exeter, it proved to be handy when she was creating the Latin-based spells in Harry Potter.
Published in 1997, the first Harry Potter book became a worldwide publishing phenomenon, and she wrote six more books for the fantasy series. Now translated into almost 80 languages, her works set the record to become the fastest-selling book series and sold millions of copies. The author has also written 3 other supplemented readings (Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Quidditch Through the Ages, The Tales of Beedle the Bardin) in the Harry Potter universe and published other books meant for an adult readership. Grab a copy of the popular Harry Potter book and read about the wizardry world he inhibits in from Singapore’s duty-free shopping.