JK Rowling inspires surge to fund book on race and immigration in three days

A £5,000 donation and tweet from Harry Potter author JK Rowling have pushed The Good Immigrant to its funding targetA host of authors, including JK Rowling, David Nicholls, Jonathan Coe and Evie Wyld have powered a crowdfunded anthology of essays on race and immigration to its funding target in just three days.The Good Immigrant, which promises to bring together 15 British black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) writers to explore “why we come here, why we stay … [and] where our place is in the world if we’re unwelcome in the UK”, launched on the crowdfunding site Unbound on Monday. It was propelled to full funding after JK Rowling lent her support, pledging £5,000 and a tweet to her six million followers: “I think this will be an important, timely read.”I think this will be an important, timely read. Help fund 'The Good Immigrant' (I've donated at link below) https://t.co/iWWuqGW0GG Related: 'Where are the brown people?': authors slam lack of diversity in UK publishing Continue reading... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

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JK Rowling and Joe Wicks powered 2016 surge in UK book sales

Helped by Harry Potter and the hit fitness guru, year on year takings to December rose sharply to £1.59bnRetail sales struggled in 2016, but JK Rowling cast a spell strong enough to power sales towards a magical £1.6bn during the year, a rise of almost 5% on 2015, according to the latest annual... Continue reading at The Guardian

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VIDEO: JK Rowling secret book tops book chart

JK Rowling has secretly written a crime novel under the guise of male debut writer Robert Galbraith. Continue reading at BBC World

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JK Rowling book sales unaffected by transgender views row

Bloomsbury says books were a lockdown hit, with children’s division revenue up 27%The backlash against JK Rowling’s views on transgender law reform has failed to dent the popularity of the Harry Potter author’s books, with publisher Bloomsbury saying they have proved a lockdown hit, pushing... Continue reading at The Guardian

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A book club inspires a store owner to launch day camps

When Crystal Bobb-Semple decided to host a Percy Jackson for young readers, she never imagined the fantasy series updating the Greek myths would change her life. The had officially ended a year... To view the full story, click the title link. Continue reading at Crains New York

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Trump, immigration, dystopias are topics on last day of L.A. Times Festival of Books

After Donald Trump was elected president, Ben H. Winters put aside the novel he was writing in favor of a new project. The result was “Golden State,” set in a society where every interaction is recorded and lying is severely punished. Trump’s election was also the catalyst for some key essays in... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

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What JK Rowling said about the first Harry Potter book

The author said it was "wonderful" seeing the first Harry Potter book in the shops. Continue reading at BBC News

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JK Rowling 'overwhelmed' by book prize win

JK Rowling says she's 'thrilled' to pick up an outstanding contribution award to add to her collection of literary accolades. Continue reading at BBC News

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JK Rowling fan guesses latest Cormoran Strike book title

The author promised to send a signed copy to the fan when the book is published. Continue reading at BBC News

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JK Rowling hits back over threats to burn Harry Potter books

JK Rowling mocks Twitter users who threaten to burn her books because of her anti-Trump stance. Continue reading at BBC News

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JK Rowling: 'Special and unique' book up for auction

A handwritten and illustrated book - one of only seven produced by the Harry Potter author - is being auctioned. Continue reading at BBC World

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Syrian girl thanks JK Rowling for sending Harry Potter books

A seven-year-old girl who reads "to forget the war" has been sent the Harry Potter books by the author. Continue reading at BBC News

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JK Rowling unveils 'brand new treat' of three more Harry Potter-related books

JK Rowling just can't seem to let Harry Potter go. Having launched the "eighth book", in the form of a two-part play, the best-selling author has revealed three new texts will be released next month.  Continue reading at Stuff

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New Harry Potter book from JK Rowling coming out in July: the play script

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts I & II will be published the day after the play begins in London, picking up the wizard’s story 19 years after the final novel in the seriesHarry Potter author JK Rowling’s script of the stage play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is going to be... Continue reading at The Guardian

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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: Sequel play to pick up where final JK Rowling book left off

A new play will pick up the story of Harry Potter where the seventh and final volume of JK Rowling's saga left off, with a plot involving a grown-up Harry and his youngest son, Albus. Continue reading at Stuff

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James Patterson donates funds for first World Book Day Award

Through the award, five schools in Britain and Ireland will receive funds for their libraries. Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

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James Patterson donates funds for first World Book Day Award (+video)

Through the award, five schools in Britain and Ireland will receive funds for their libraries. Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

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Zoella's book outsells JK Rowling

YouTube vlogger Zoella is "blown away" after Girl Online becomes the fastest-selling debut novel since records began. Continue reading at BBC News

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JK Rowling plans crime book spree

JK Rowling's crime novels written under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith will eventually outnumber her Harry Potter books, she reveals. Continue reading at BBC News

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Movies and JK Rowling top book list

Harry Potter author JK Rowling tops a new list of children's favourite books which is dominated by titles that have been made into films. Continue reading at BBC News

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