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Jul 29, 2012: J.K. Rowling - Harvard Commencement Address

In June 2008, J.K. Rowling delivered her commencement address, “The Fringe Benefits of Failure, and the Importance of Imagination,” at the Annual Meeting of the Harvard Alumni Association.

You can read a transcript of her speech here:
http://harvardmagazine.com/2008/06/the-fringe-benefits-failure-the-importance-imagination


Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wHGqp8lz36c


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Jul 29, 2012: J.K. Rowling - ‘Deathly Hallows: Part 2’ Premiere Speech

On July 7, 2011, the Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 world premiere was held in London, during which J.K. Rowling gave an emotional speech thanking the fans and those involved in creating the Harry Potter films.

"Whether you come back by page or by the big screen, Hogwarts will always be there to welcome you home."


Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-HSvlSwbRpU


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Jul 22, 2012: J.K. Rowling - Interview on The Oprah Winfrey Show

In 2010, Oprah Winfrey conducted an interview with J.K. Rowling, where she spoke about various aspects of her life and her feelings on the Harry Potter phenomenon. She also talked about her struggles with depression, poverty, fame, and the theme of love that runs throughout the Harry Potter books.


Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A-oHJGN4wcI


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Jul 22, 2012: J.K. Rowling - Harry Potter Prequel

In 2008, J.K. Rowling wrote an 800-word short story for a charity auction for English PEN, the writers’ association, and the Dyslexia Society. The story is set about three years before the birth of Harry Potter, and recounts an adventure experienced by Sirius Black and James Potter.


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Jul 15, 2012: J.K. Rowling - PotterCast Interview in 2007

In December 2007, PotterCast conducted an interview with J.K. Rowling, in which the author revealed several new pieces of canon information regarding the world of Harry Potter.

You can listen to the two-part interview here and here (or read the transcripts here and here).


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Jul 15, 2012: J.K. Rowling - Interview with Dateline NBC

At the end of July 2007 after the release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, J.K. Rowling did an interview with Dateline NBC in which she did a Q&A session with a group of fans. The author answered questions about writing, various characters, the epilogue, and more.


Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZlYesbvSH6g


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Jul 8, 2012: J.K. Rowling - J.K. Rowling Suite

As seen in the J.K. Rowling: A Year in the Life documentary, J.K. Rowling finished writing Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows at the Balmoral Hotel in Edinburgh. The suite in which she worked, room number 552, has been renamed (with the author’s permission) the J.K. Rowling Suite. The front door of the room now has a brass plaque, and a brass owl instead of a door knocker.

Also on display in the room is the marble bust of Hermes on which the author wrote, “JK Rowling finished writing Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows in this room (552) on 11th Jan 2007.”


Source: http://www.the-leaky-cauldron.org/2008/7/20/balmoral-hotel-offers-jk-rowling-suite


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Jul 8, 2012: J.K. Rowling - A Year In The Life

J.K. Rowling: A Year in the Life is a documentary film that follows J.K. Rowling’s life from October 2006 to October 2007, when she finished writing Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. In the film, J.K. Rowling also talks about her life and inspiration for various aspects of the Harry Potter story.

This programme originally aired on ITV on December 30th, 2007.


Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p6-6zaa4NI4


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Jul 1, 2012: J.K. Rowling - ‘Deathly Hallows’ Chapter 3 Reading

During an interview with Dateline NBC, J.K. Rowling read an excerpt from Chapter 3 “The Dursleys Parting” of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.

You can watch a video of the reading here:
http://video.the-leaky-cauldron.org/video/832




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Jul 1, 2012: J.K. Rowling - ‘Deathly Hallows’ Chapter 1 Reading

To celebrate the release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows on July 21, 2007, J.K. Rowling did a midnight reading of the first chapter at the Natural History Museum in London.


Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mC_wGnuc9mo


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Jun 24, 2012: J.K. Rowling - Friday Night With Jonathan Ross

On July 6th, 2007, J.K. Rowling was interviewed on Friday Night with Jonathan Ross where she talked about finishing Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows and her inspiration for various characters.

Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G2HO3xW8heg
Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E8gOSxRBVEA



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Jun 24, 2012: J.K. Rowling - 2007 Interview with Blue Peter

On July 20th, 2007 (the day before the book release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows), J.K. Rowling made an appearance on the BBC children’s television programme, Blue Peter. On the show, J.K. Rowling was honoured with a Blue Peter Gold Badge, which is awarded to those for outstanding achievements.


Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VAouj7qimbA


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Jun 17, 2012: J.K. Rowling - “An Evening with Harry, Carrie, and Garp”

On August 1st and 2nd, 2006, J.K. Rowling participated in a charity reading called “An Evening with Harry, Carrie, and Garp” which took place at Radio City Music Hall in New York. You can watch videos from the second night where she did a reading from Chapter 13 of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince and answered questions from fans below.

Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ciQRuQo8MBM
Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&v=ZYO7ztlsPJY
Part 3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tSdIwR3DEHI




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Jun 17, 2012: J.K. Rowling - 2006 “Richard & Judy” Interview

J.K. Rowling made an appearance on the popular English TV show Richard & Judy on June 26th, 2006. In the episode, J.K. Rowling talks about writing the Harry Potter story and answers questions from fans during a Q&A panel.

Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AmmOUSbcFxA
Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F5OPBXZzIgQ
Part 3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WPrijUYddlg




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Jun 10, 2012: J.K. Rowling - ‘Half-Blood Prince’ Interview with Emerson Spartz and Melissa Anelli

Shortly after the release of the Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince book, Emerson Spartz from MuggleNet and Melissa Anelli from The Leaky Cauldron got a chance to interview J.K. Rowling in Edinburgh, Scotland.

You can read a transcript of the interview at this link:
http://www.mugglenet.com/jkrinterview.shtml


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