Rowling Commencement Speech to Be PublishedThe most successful children's author in the world has written about failure - read an extract, details below. This sentiment, which sounds like something Professor Dumbledore might say, is the basis of a new book by Harry Potter author JK Rowling. In it she describes her well-publicised rise from single-mother-on-State-Benefits to become a multi-millionaire author whose books have sold million worldwide and launched the most-successful film franchise in history. Simply because it is a stripping away of the inessential… I was set free because my greatest fear had been realised and I was still alive and I still had a daughter whom I adored. And I had an old typewriter and a big idea. You can find our Community Guidelines in full here. Want to discuss real-world problems, be involved in the most engaging discussions and hear from the journalists?
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Thanks for subscribing? Nulla pretium faucibus neque ac sagittis. Trending The legacy of the s. More from The Telegraph.Years after her visit to Harvard, people still talk about it - and still find inspiration in her singular evocation of the idea that living a meaningful life so often means daring to risk failure. Rowling Copyright J. There are no Independent Premium comments yet - be the first to add rowlingg thoughts. Chicago Inno pop-up?
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In , J. Rowling delivered a powerful graduation speech at Harvard University. It was, in many ways, absolutely spellbinding — and quickly became the most-viewed commencement address on Harvard's website it's even now available as a book! It's not surprising that Rowling, the creator of the beloved Harry Potter series and one of history's most successful novelists, would encourage graduates to capitalize on the power of their imagination, something that she claims to have played a leading role in rebuilding her life. What's particularly interesting is how she defines the concept and purpose of imagination in a much broader sense.
That said, here's a joke to lighten sppeech mood: "How did Harry Potter get down the hill. More from the web. Create a commenting name to join the debate Submit. Rowling stepped into the stand-off between her US publisher Hachette and Amazon with a subtle comment in a tweet under her pen name Robert Galbraith.