J.K. Rowling
Date of Birth
Jul 31, 1965
Birth Place:
Chipping Sodbury, Gloucestershire, England


Born Joanne Kathleen Rowling in 1965, J.K. Rowling spent several years after graduating from college in relative poverty; she worked briefly as a teacher, and, after her divorce, lived off the English public-assistance program while taking care of her baby daughter, Jessica. During her child's naps, Rowling frequented a small English café and penned, unbeknownst to her, what would become a...