Podcast: On JK Rowling’s (& Harry Potter’s) B’day, Hear This Story

Happy birthday JK Rowling and Harry Potter! Listen to this story about Harry’s family tree published on Pottermore.

Published31 Jul 2017, 01:12 PM IST
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The sorceress with an acerbic wit and Twitter skills to match turns 52! It is Joanne Kathleen Rowling’s (popularly known as JK Rowling) birthday today – she was born on 31 July 1965 – and it is a birthday being celebrated by wizards and witches across the world, no doubt, with umpteen mugs of Butterbeer and wands held aloft. The author of the superbly successful Harry Potter series shares her birthday with the beloved titular character – which means it’s a double bonanza.

And what better way to toast the duo than to read about them? Rowling has, in the past few years, kept the Potter magic alive through Pottermore – a digital publishing company owned by her, where she continues to publish previously unreleased writing.

Listen to the story of ‘The Potter Family’ here. (It was published in September 2015 and traces the Potter family’s ancestry):

The story has been reproduced and read out from Pottermore:

JK Rowling’s Mirror of Erised illsutration.
JK Rowling’s Mirror of Erised illsutration.
(Photo Courtesy: Pottermore)

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