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Tag Archives: Harry Potter influences and analogues

J.K. Rowling Wins Literature Prize in Denmark

By Hanako M. Ricks HollywoodNews.com: J.K. Rowling, the best-selling author of the Harry Potter series, was on-hand today to become the first recipeint of the Hans Christian Andersen Literature Prize, which is awarded to a living author who can be compared to Andersen. Andersen, the author of such tales as[...]

J.K. Rowling Talks About Living in a “Potter Household” with Oprah

HollywoodNews.com: In one of the clips not aired during the television broadcast of “The Oprah Winfrey Show”, J.K. Rowling discusses reading Harry Potter to her son and her desire to have him experience the films after they’ve read the books. The interview with Oprah, which took place at the Balmoral[...]

J.K. Rowling Named One of World’s “Most Inspiring Women” by Forbes

By Hanako M. Ricks HollywoodNews.com: Forbes Magazine has named J.K. Rowling, author of the Harry Potter book series, one of the world’s 30 most inspiring women. After seeking input from ForbesWoman followers on Facebook and Twitter, a list was compiled of the “30 Utterly Inspiring Role Models”, and Rowling was[...]

Reminiscing About Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

By Hanako M. Ricks HollywoodNews.com: On my Twitter timeline, it literally started at midnight. The first tweet I saw came from Alex Heule, who is the webmaster of Accio-Potter, a Harry Potter fansite: “3 years ago this very minute…” And with that, the floodgates seemed to open amongst my Harry[...]

Another Lawsuit Alleges J.K. Rowling “Stole” Idea for Harry Potter

By Hanako M. Ricks HollywoodNews.com: Once again, a publisher for the “Harry Potter” series is being sued for claims of copyright misappropriation by author J.K. Rowling. Last year, it was British publisher Bloomsbury; now it’s American publisher Scholastic. The estate of Adrian Jacobs is claiming that J.K. Rowling copied certain[...]