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Last Updated: Tuesday August 16 2005 16:33 GMT

Who's the author?

JK Rowling

Author JK (Joanne Kathleen) Rowling was a teacher when the idea for Harry came to her on a train in 1990.

She spent five years writing the first book and plotting out what will eventually be a series of seven.

She lives in Edinburgh with her family.

She's now an award-winner, including Children's Book of the Year, as well as a Smarties award winner. And she's one of the most popular authors of all time!

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