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Six the Musical writers Marlow and Moss pull-out of appearance after finding out they shared the same bill as JK RowlingToby Marlow and Lucy Moss, the writers of the West End musical Six, have pulled out of a radio slot after they learned that JK Rowling was also being interviewed. The duo had been scheduled to appear..
JK Rowling: Releasing The Ickabog gave me a sense of purpose during lockdownJK Rowling has said writing The Ickabog during the pandemic gave her a “sense of purpose” as she worried about the impact of coronavirus on families.
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JK Rowling's The Ickabog child illustrators chosen for bookBBC Local News: Bristol -- A handful of children, including one from Bristol, are picked out of 18,000 entries for The Ickabog.
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Stephen Fry ‘disappoints’ trans fans by narrating JK Rowling’s new audiobookJK Rowling has announced that Stephen Fry will narrate the audiobook of her fairytale The Ickabog, to the disappointment of his trans fans. On Monday (November 9), Rowling announced on Twitter that the..
Belfast pupil's delight at helping to illustrate JK Rowling bookA Belfast student says she's overjoyed after being picked to help illustrate JK Rowling's new fairytale, The Ickabog.
Johnny Depp booted from JK Rowling’s Fantastic Beasts after losing ‘wife beater’ libel caseJohnny Depp confirmed Friday (6 November) that in the fallout of his legal challenge against a British newspaper that called him a “wife beater”, he has resigned from his role in the Fantastic..
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JK Rowling Edinburgh Waverley poster triggers complaint battle with rail bossesNetwork Rail bosses received hundreds of messages after removing a poster backing the author’s controversial transgender comments.
Feminist icon Roxane Gay thinks JK Rowling was ‘rightly vilified’ after ‘painting herself as a victim’Roxane Gay thinks Harry Potter author JK Rowling was “rightly vilified” when she tried to turn her explosive views on trans people into a “grand statement on gender”. The queer author of Bad..
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Stephen King, Margaret Atwood and more than 1,000 literary heroes ‘put their names on the line’ for trans and non-binary peopleStephen King, Margaret Atwood and Neil Gaiman have joined more than 1,800 American and Canadian literary figures in pledging their support for trans and non-binary people. As JK Rowling’s explosive..
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Harry Potter video game boss insists JK Rowling ‘has the right to express her opinions’ on trans peopleThe president of Warner Bros Games, the publishers behind the upcoming big-budget open-world Harry Potter video game, allegedly said that JK Rowling “has the right to hold her opinions” on trans..
Hundreds more literary figures sign powerful letter of support to trans and non-binary people. JK Rowling still yet to add her nameA powerful letter of solidarity from the literary community to trans and non-binary people has amassed a staggering 1,500 signatures, showing that love always triumphs over hate. The open letter,..
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John Cleese adds name to list of cultural figures supporting JK RowlingJohn Cleese has added his name to a list of signatories of a letter supporting JK Rowling, amid a row over her stance on transgender issues.
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Gender-fluid model challenges JK Rowling to prove she’s an ally and back plans for a National LGBT+ DayA gender-fluid model is urging JK Rowling to endorse the creation of a National LGBT+ Day in Britain as a way of showing that the author “understands and supports” the queer community. Lady Lloyd,..
Eddie Redmayne calls out ‘hideous torrent of abuse towards trans people’ – as he returns to work on JK Rowling’s Fantastic BeastsFantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them star Eddie Redmayne has called out a “hideous torrent of abuse” towards trans people online, as production resumes on the embattled JK Rowling film..
JK Rowling expresses gratitude after literary luminaries write supportive letterJK Rowling has expressed her gratitude after playwright Sir Tom Stoppard and actress Frances Barber signed a letter saying she is a victim of “an insidious, authoritarian and misogynistic trend in..
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JK Rowling tops book charts despite transphobia accusationsJK Rowling’s new novel Troubled Blood (published under her pseudonym Robert Galbraith) has topped book charts despite many branding it as transphobic.
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