J. K. Rowling
Standard Name: Rowling, J. K.
Birth Name: Joanne Rowling
Self-constructed Name: Joanne Kathleen Rowling
Pseudonym: Robert Galbraith
, late-twentieth- and twenty-first-century author of children's books which are phenomenally popular, has published the fastest-selling series in history and has made a fortune from her writing. Her Harry Potter series features an alternative world mapped out in elaborate detail, in which magic of all kinds is a serious practice and the focus of an intricate school syllabus, and in which her hero and his friends confront the forces of evil. She also has published in other genres: detective fiction and the literary novel.