JK Rowling has decided she will be giving back an award associated with the US Kennedy family, this comes after the author’s faced continuing criticism for her views on gender and trans issues. Rowling was given the Ripple of Hope honour by the Robert F Kennedy Human Rights organisation last year. However, earlier this month, the foundations president, Kerry Kennedy, said views expressed by the … Continue reading JK Rowling returns award after Kerry Kennedy criticism
JK Rowling has joined Salman Rushdie has signed a controversial open letter condemning “an intolerance of imposing views.” Continue reading Rowling joins Rushdie and Atwood to warn against ‘intolerance’
Two of the largest Harry Potter fan sites have made moves to distance themselves from the characters creator JK Rowling. Continue reading Harry Potter fan sites cut ties with JK Rowling over transgender rights
Harry Potter is one of the major contributing factors that has helped fuel a boom in online sales of second-hand books. Sales at online “resellers” like MusicMagpie have jumped more than 22% in the UK last year, taking their earnings to over £120min. The sale of second-hand books alone has increased by 75% over the last year. In the run up to Christmas, and with … Continue reading Harry Potter helps fuel UK online reselling boom
Richard Osman’s mystery novel about a group of elderly wannabe detectives, The Thursday Murder Club, has just become the first ever debut novel to become the Christmas number 1 after selling a staggering 134,514 copies in just one week. The Pointless presenter has beat out the likes of Barack Obama’s memoir A Promised Land and JK Rowling’s The Ickabog to the coverted number 1 spot. Osman’s … Continue reading Richard Osman becomes first debut author to be Christmas No 1
An exploration of the methods used to assert control by the pigs in George Orwell’s political allegory, Animal Farm. Continue reading How do the pigs maintain their authority on Animal Farm?