Initials of J.K.Rowling

Do you know the story behind her initials?

The author’s full name is Joanne Rowling, but interestingly, she has no middle name.

The special ‘K’ comes from a suggestion by her publishers.

They speculated that at the time of Harry Potter’s launch, a wizarding book written by a female author might put people off and thus keep the book onthe shelves.

In a move to make herself anonymous, Rowling plucked the ‘K’ from her family tree in a reference to her grandmother, Kathleen.

Her venture proved successful : the majority of all her very first fan fiction was addressed “Dear Sir”.

Thousands of people still don’t know her first name.

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