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J. K. Rowling on the Web
Links assembled by Philip
- Official Potter Sites
- Official and semi-official
- News Sites
- Fan Sites
- The Boy Who Lived, maintained by Claire Field
- The Daily Prophet, maintained by Heather Lawver
- Dumbledore Is Not Dead!, maintained by David Haber
- Everything There Is to Know About Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince (Unless You're JKR)
- The Floo Network "Harry Potter News, Quotes, Lexicon and Galleries All in One Place." Recommended.
- Harry Potter, maintained by Carolyn Gundrum.
- Harry-Potter-Kiste (in German) or Harry Potter Box (in English), maintained by Viola Owlfeathers (Cornelia Rémi). Includes fascinating stuff like Harry Potter International (chart of what names become in various translations) and Harry Potter Bibliography / Bibliographie (a great bibliography of Potter scholarship). Recommended.
- Harry Potter Lexicon maintained by Steve Vander Ark. Highly recommended.
- The Harry Potter Network, maintained by Christie Chang.
- Harry Potter's Realm of Wizardry
- The Hogwarts Galleries.
- The HP for Grownups Portkey. See also listservs, below.
- Immeritus: A Sirius Black Fan Club
- Magic Hogwarts, maintained by Nick Hundley. Includes chat rooms and an Interviews page.)
- MuggleNet, maintained by Emerson Spartz.
- The Unofficial Harry Potter Fan Club, maintained by Jenna Robertson. This site has been discontinued.
- Interviews, Autobiography, Biography
- Accio Quote, which incorporates Quick Quotes Quill, established by Mike Gray (a.k.a. Aberfoth's Goat). Archive of interviews, maintained by Deborah Skinner (a.k.a. Madam Scoop), Lisa Waite Bunker, and others. Recommended.
- BBC: profile of J. K. Rowling
- BBC: Transcript of JK's OOTP Newsnight interview with Jeremy Paxman (excerpts; full interview aired 19 June 2003)
- BBC News: In Depth: Harry Potter
- Comic Relief's J. K. Rowling Transcript (12 March 2001). No longer available at Comic Relief's site, but still available thanks to the Quick Quotes Quill
- Larry King's "Elizabeth Hurley Talks About Playing the Devil in 'Bedazzled'; J.K. Rowling Discusses the Surprising Success of 'Harry Potter'" (CNN's Larry King Live, 20 Oct. 2000).
- Leaky Cauldron / MuggleNet Interview by Melissa Anelli and Emerson Spartz (16 July 2005):
- Magic, Mystery, and Mayhem: An Interview with J. K. Rowling (1999; formerly at Amazon.com, now available courtesy of Quick Quotes Quill)
- Meet J. K. Rowling (at Scholastic's Harry Potter site)
- "The Not Especially Fascinating Life So Far of J. K. Rowling" by J. K. Rowling (brief autobiography that was at OKUK Books' Harry Potter's Web Site, and which can still be read, courtesy of Cliphoto's Harry Potter Resource Page. Recommended).
- "I Miss My Mother So Much" by J. K. Rowling (Inside MS, Summer 2002)
- Rowling, J.K. (biographical profile at the Educational Paperback Association)
- Linda Richards' "J. K. Rowling: January Profile" (January Magazine, Oct. 2002)
- The Scotsman's three-part biographical profile:
- Evan Solomon's J.K. Rowling Interview (Hot Type, CBC, July 2000. Recommended.).
- Stories From the Web's J. K. Rowling Interview
- Sites for Teachers
- Nimbus 2003: A Harry Potter Symposium, organized by the HP Education Fanon, Inc. (Orlando, Fla., USA, July 2003)
- The Witching Hour, organized by the HP Education Fanon, Inc. (Salem, Mass., USA, Oct. 2005)
- Lumos, organized by the HP Education Fanon, Inc. (Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, July 2006)
- Prophecy 2007: From Hero to Legend, organized by the HP Education Fanon, Inc. (Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Aug. 2007)
- Literary Criticism (on-line)
- Amy Billone, "The Boy Who Lived: From Carroll's Alice and Barrie's Peter Pan to Rowling's Harry Potter," Children's Literature 32 (2004): 178-202 <http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/childrens_literature/v032/32.1billone.html>. (Available to subscribers of Project Muse.)
- Noel Chevalier, "The Liberty Tree and the Whomping Willow: Political Justice, Magical Science, and Harry Potter," The Lion and the Unicorn 29.3 (2005): 397-415 <http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/lion_and_the_unicorn/v029/29.3chevalier.html>. (Available to subscribers of Project Muse.)
- Gail A. Grynbaum, "The secrets of Harry Potter," San Francisco Jung Institute Library Journal 19.4 (2001): 17-48 <www.cgjungpage.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=145&Itemid=40>.
- Roni Natov, "Harry Potter and the Extraordinariness of the Ordinary," The Lion and the Unicorn 25.2 (April 2001): 310-27 <muse.jhu.edu/journals/lion_and_the_unicorn/v025/25.2natov.html>. (Available to subscribers of Project Muse.)
- Philip Nel, "Bewitched, Bothered, and Bored: Harry Potter, the Movie." Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy 46.2 (Oct. 2002): 172-75. Repr. Reading Online Nov. 2002 <www.readingonline.org/newliteracies/lit_index.asp?HREF=/newliteracies/jaal/10-02_column>.
- Philip Nel, "Is There a Text in This Advertising Campaign?: Literature, Marketing, and Harry Potter." The Lion and the Unicorn 29.2 (Apr. 2005): 236-267. <muse.jhu.edu/journals/lion_and_the_unicorn/v029/29.2nel.html>. (Available to subscribers of Project Muse.)
- John Pennington, "From Elfland to Hogwarts, or the Aesthetic Trouble with Harry Potter." The Lion and the Unicorn 26.1 (Jan. 2002): 78-97 <muse.jhu.edu/journals/lion_and_the_unicorn/v026/26.1pennington.html>. (Available to subscribers of Project Muse.)
- Jessy Randall, "Wizard Words: The Literary, Latin, and Lexical Origins of Harry Potter's Vocabulary." Verbatim: The Language Quarterly 26.2 (Spring 2001): 1, 3-7 <www.verbatimmag.com/online_issues.html>. (Click on "Vol. XXVI No. 2 Spring 2001" to read a PDF file.)
- Courtney Strimel, "The Politics of Terror: Re-Reading Harry Potter." Children’s Literature in Education 35.1 (Mar. 2004): 35-52 <www.springerlink.com/openurl.asp?genre=article&id=doi:10.1023/B:CLID.0000018899.06267.11>
- Cornelia Rémi's Harry Potter Bibliography / Bibliographie, a very thorough bibliography of Potter scholarship. Recommended.
- Media (Articles and Reviews)
- BBC: "June debut for Potter latest" (15 Jan. 2003). Includes brief excerpts from Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.
- at the Guardian Unlimited (Manchester, UK): Featured Author: J.K. Rowling, Links, and "Harry, Jessie and me" by Simon Hattenstone (8 July 2000)
- Carol Hurst's Review of the Harry Potter books
- "Heads-Up for Harry" by Shannon Maughan (Publisher's Weekly, 26 June 2000; can still be read courtesy of The Wayback Machine)
- New Republic: "Harry Potter and the Spirit of the Age: Fear of Not Flying" by Lee Siegel (22 Nov. 1999). Available courtesty of the Wayback Machine, which captured the page on 4 Mar. 2000.
- New York Review of Books: "Not for Muggles" by Alison Lurie (16 Dec. 1999)
- at the New York Times: Featured Author: J. K. Rowling: most Times articles are archived here, including "Children's Books" by Michael Winerip (review of Harry Potter and the Sorceror's Stone, 14 Feb. 1999), "Children's Book Casts a Spell Over Adults" by Doreen Carvajal (1 April 1999), "Book's Quirky Hero and Fantasy Win the Young" by Eden Ross Lipson (12 July 1999), "Lord of the Golden Snitch" by Gregory Maguire (essay-review of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, 5 Sept. 1999), "The Playing Fields of Hogwarts" by Pico Iyer (10 Oct. 1999), "Don't Give Us Little Wizards, the Anti-Potter Parents Cry" by Jodi Wilgoren (1 Nov. 1999), "The Reality of the Fantasy in the Harry Potter Stories" by Richard Bernstein (30 Nov. 1999), "Booksellers Grab a Young Wizard's Cloaktails" by Doreen Carvajal (28 Feb. 2000), "Waiting for Harry Potter in Long Lines on the Net" by Michelle Slatalla (27 April 2000), "Publishers Use Secrecy in Harry Potter Promotion" by Alan Cowell (22 May 2000), "New Harry Potter Book Title Announced" by Reuters (27 June 2000), "New Harry Potter Book Becomes a Publishing Phenomenon" by Bernard Weinraub (3 July 2000), "Moby Dick on a Broom" by Gail Collins (7 July 2000), "Harry Potter Frenzy Continues" by Alan Cowell (8 July 2000), "Harry Potter Magic Halts Bedtime for Youngsters" by David K. Kirkpatrick (9 July 2000), "All Aboard the Potter Express" by Alan Cowell (10 July 2000), "Vanishing Off the Shelves" by David K. Kirkpatrick (10 July 2000), "At Last, the Wizard Gets Back to School" by Janet Maslin (review of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, 10 July 2000), and more...
- also at the New York Times: Spotlight on Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (the film)
- more New York Times articles (not archived above):
- on NPR
- NBC: Behind the Magic of Harry Potter, hosted by Katie Couric (11 Nov. 2001). No longer available.
- Salon.com Directory | Harry Potter. Salon's articles, including:
- at Slate
- Times (of London): Online Special: Harry Potter (30 June 2000), featuring "Harry and Me," Ann Treneman's interview with J. K. Rowling. This site is no longer here. However, a search of the Times' site will yield articles on Rowling.
- at USA Today:
- Voice of the Turtle: "Harry Potter and the closet conservative" by Richard Adams (31 May 2001)
- at the Washintgon Post
- "Welcome Back, Potter" by Helen M. Jerome (BOOK Magazine May/June 2000)
- Zoom: Harry Potter books (responses from children across the U.S.A) Available courtesy of the Wayback Machine, which captured the page on 13 Apr. 2001.
- Wizard Rock
- Fan Fiction
- Activist, Legal, and Religious Issues
- CNN Transcript -- Burden of Proof: 'Harry Potter' book lawsuit: 'Legend of Rah Rah and Muggles'
- RealMuggles.com (Official website of Nancy K. Stouffer, author and litigant)
- Focus on the Family:
- The Nervous Witch (Chick Publications, 2002): scroll down to near the end of the narrative to see how the Harry Potterbooks led these two aspiring witches astray.
- Muggles for Harry Potter (organization against those who would ban the Potter books). Now renamed KidSPEAK, "Where kids speak up for free speech!"
- "Look Out, Harry Potter! -- Book Banning Heats Up" by Diane Weaver Dunne (Education World, 10 April 2000)
- Save Harry! (www.saveharry.com laments Coca-Cola using Harry Potter "to sell soft drinks to children around the world," and urges Rowling to donate the royalties from Coca-Cola's sponsorship "to fund nutrition campaigns")
- PotterWar (in response to Warner Bros' proposed legal actions against Claire Field and others, this U.K. site sought to raise legal funds and to encourage boycotting Warners' Potter products. Site is still there, but its campaign has ended.)
- Defense Against the Dark Arts (U.S. site with aims parallel to PotterWar. Site is still there, but its campaign has ended.)
- Photo of anti-Le Pen protester holding up sign reading "Voldemort / Le Pen, même combat; Harry Potter avec nous" (Voldemort / Le Pen, same fight [same message]; Harry Potter with us" (Le Monde 2 May 2002).
- "J.K. Rowling deserves the Nobel Prize... ...and you can help her get it!" At www.nobelprizeforjo.com, James T. Downey hopes to persuade people to nominate Rowling for the Nobel Prize. No longer available.
- Links & Directories
- And, last but not least...
Please note: This is merely a
collection of links related to J. K. Rowling. I neither
represent nor am affiliated with Ms. Rowling in any official
capacity. If you wish to contact her, try the link to her
agent, at the top
of this page.
- If you find any broken or misspelled links, please let me know! Thanks!
- This page is perpetually under construction! Please visit again!
Last updated Monday, October 2, 2006.