Joanne Kathlene Rowling, author of the Harry Potter series and a superstar among young adult fantasy fiction writers, turned 51 on July 31.
The woman has been a source of inspiration and enriched many a child’s growing up years with her creative and engaging fantasy series. The latest instalment from the Harry Potter universe came in the form of a play called Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.
She has been attacked for plot twists or the choice of actors, such as the recent controversy around choosing a black woman to play Hermione in the play.
However, the beloved author has never backed down from an altercation and fought for what she thought was right, like the character of Harry Potter.