суббота, 27 апреля 2013 г.

Women I Admire/ J.K.Rowling

J.K. Rowling (b. July 31, 1965, in Chipping Sodbury, England) became an international literary sensation when the first three installments of her Harry Potter children's book series took over the top three slots of The New York Times best-seller list. The phenomenal response to Rowling's books culminated in 2000, when Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire became the fastest-selling book in history.
A film version of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, directed by Chris Columbus was released in November 2001. In its opening weekend in the U.S., the film debuted on a record 8,200 screens and smashed the previous box office record, earning an estimated $93.5 million.
Rowling, now Britain's 13th wealthiest woman—wealthier than even the Queen—does not plan to write any more books in the series, but has not entirely ruled out the possibility.
On December 26, 2001, J.K. Rowling married the anesthetist Dr. Neil Murray at the couple's home in Scotland. They have two children together David (b.2003) and Mackenzie (b. 2005). Rowling has one child, Jessica (b. 1993) from her previous marriage.