JK Rowling

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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie captures the hypocrisies of too many ‘social justice’ zealots | Kenan Malik
The writer offers a lucid account of debate where people take offence and act cruelly

Kenan Malik

20, Jun, 2021 @6:30 AM

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Hilary Mantel and JK Rowling add lots to auction for global vaccine rollout
Fundraiser running until 21 May also includes chances to consult with star agent Jonny Geller and have a character named after you in a Sarah Pinborough novel

Alison Flood

18, May, 2021 @12:13 PM

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The magic question: can a Harry Potter TV show work?
News of a Harry Potter show in early development at HBO Max raises the question: what can justify another extension to an already stretched universe?

Adrian Horton

25, Jan, 2021 @9:19 PM

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'Makes the JK Rowling films look tame' – Fantastic Beasts: The Wonder of Nature review
This is way more than a celebration of the film series, showcasing the oddest things in the museum collection, from a horrific mermaid ‘fossil’ to the skull of a Dracorex Hogwartsia

Jonathan Jones

09, Dec, 2020 @3:19 PM

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Mads Mikkelsen lined up to replace Johnny Depp in Fantastic Beasts 3
The Danish actor is reportedly first in line to play ‘dark wizard’ Gellert Grindelwald in the third Harry Potter prequel

Andrew Pulver

11, Nov, 2020 @10:00 AM

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Lost the magic? Warner Bros struggles with Witches criticism and Depp's shame
The studio is dealing with censure from disability campaigners in its Anne Hathaway vehicle and must decide whether to recast Johnny Depp’s Fantastic Beasts role

Ben Child

05, Nov, 2020 @4:46 PM

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Never-ending stories: from Bond to Galbraith, why is everything so long?
Films are bum-numbers, books are doorstoppers – even podcasts go on for hours. What’s behind the rise of cultural epics – and is it time someone gave them a trim?

Leaf Arbuthnot

29, Oct, 2020 @6:00 AM

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Stephen King, Margaret Atwood and Roxane Gay champion trans rights in open letter
With more than 1,200 signatories the US and Canada including Neil Gaiman and NK Jemisin, message follows row over comments by JK Rowling

Alison Flood

09, Oct, 2020 @11:27 AM

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More than 200 writers and publishers sign letter in support of trans and non-binary people
Described as ‘a message of love and solidarity’ and with signatories including Jeanette Winterson and Malorie Blackman, it comes days after a host of prominent literary names signed a letter defending JK Rowling

Alison Flood

30, Sep, 2020 @11:03 AM

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Eddie Redmayne condemns ‘vitriol’ aimed at JK Rowling after her trans rights comments
Fantastic Beasts star also defends trans friends who face discrimination ‘on a daily basis’

Guardian film

29, Sep, 2020 @9:52 AM

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JK Rowling's new thriller takes No 1 spot amid transphobia row
Troubled Blood, written as Robert Galbraith, has faced criticism for including a killer who dresses in women’s clothes, but has recorded strong first-week sales

Alison Flood

23, Sep, 2020 @12:03 PM

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JK Rowling says villain who wears women's clothes is based on real cases
The author’s new Robert Galbraith novel, Troubled Blood, has faced accusations of transphobia

Alison Flood

17, Sep, 2020 @12:46 PM

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