Evanna Lynch appeals to BBC Radio 4 listeners on behalf of Lumos
J.K. Rowling
by Jessie Hector
5d ago
Actress and Lumos Ambassador Evanna Lynch makes a heartfelt, personal appeal as she introduces Lumos and its work with vulnerable children to BBC Radio 4 listeners. Evanna, best known for her role as Luna Lovegood in the Harry Potter movies, has been a passionate and dedicated Lumos Ambassador for many years. She explains, “I got involved in Lumos through J.K. Rowling, who founded the charity. As an actor in the Harry Potter films, I became very interested in the mission to give all children loving homes. I visited an orphanage and when I met the children, I saw there was no animation, no life ..read more
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J.K. Rowling talks in depth for the first time about her writing
J.K. Rowling
by Jessie Hector
2w ago
J.K. Rowling is often asked questions by fans and budding writers about her writing process: where she writes, how she writes, her inspiration and her research, how a book comes about, from the germ of an idea to the editing process and eventual publication. For the first time, J.K. Rowling has responded to those questions, discussing openly and in depth about her writing including Harry Potter, her other children’s books The Ickabog and The Christmas Pig, as well as writing as Robert Galbraith, the Cormoran Strike crime fiction series. The On Writing series will consist of three episodes, wat ..read more
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Lumos launches Home for Christmas Appeal
J.K. Rowling
by Jessie Hector
7M ago
J.K. Rowling’s international children’s charity Lumos has launched their Home for Christmas Appeal to coincide with the countdown to the festive season. Their annual ‘Home for the Holidays Appeal’ focuses on the theme that children belong at home, where they can enjoy the holidays and special moments throughout the year within a loving, supportive family. With Lumos working with communities in countries like Ukraine, Moldova, Kenya and Colombia, their campaign demonstrates how community-based care is possible and beneficial for all, right across the globe. Lilian Rose, Global Directo ..read more
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The Running Grave published today
J.K. Rowling
by Jessie Hector
8M ago
In the 10th year since The Cuckoo’s Calling was published in 2013, the seventh book in the Cormoran Strike series, The Running Grave, is released today in the UK, US, Australia and New Zealand, with other international markets coming soon. Private Detective Cormoran Strike is contacted by a worried father whose son, Will, has gone to join a religious cult in the depths of the Norfolk countryside. The Universal Humanitarian Church is, on the surface, a peaceable organisation that campaigns for a better world. Yet Strike discovers that beneath the surface there are deeply sin ..read more
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The Running Grave cover revealed
J.K. Rowling
by Jessie Hector
11M ago
The cover of the seventh book in the Cormoran Strike series, The Running Grave, has been revealed. In the latest instalment in the highly acclaimed, internationally bestselling series featuring Cormoran Strike and Robin Ellacott, Strike is contacted by a worried father whose son, Will, has gone to join a religious cult in the depths of the Norfolk countryside. In order to try to rescue Will, Strike’s business partner Robin Ellacott decides to infiltrate the cult and she travels to Norfolk to live incognito amongst them. But in doing so, she is unprepared for the dangers that await her there or ..read more
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Lumos appeal launched on International Day of Families
J.K. Rowling
by Jessie Hector
1y ago
On International Day of Families (15th May), Lumos appeals for support to help more children find their place in loving families of their own. Families come in all shapes and sizes; some families we are born with, and some we make for ourselves. Only a family can provide children with the support, respect, and love that is vital for their development.  Research shows that children who grow up in an institution, deprived of family care, often endure physical, psychological, emotional, and social harm – with effects that last throughout their lives. Lumos is determined to change the circums ..read more
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New Robert Galbraith book, The Running Grave
J.K. Rowling
by Jessie Hector
1y ago
Seventh Strike novel to publish this September, in the tenth anniversary year of the bestselling series by Robert Galbraith. Tuesday 26th September sees the release of the next in the bestselling series of crime novels by Robert Galbraith. THE RUNNING GRAVE is the brand-new instalment in the highly acclaimed, internationally bestselling series featuring Cormoran Strike and Robin Ellacott, published in hardback, Ebook and audio editions. THE RUNNING GRAVE will be the seventh title in a planned series of ten, the first six of which have all been Sunday Times and international bestsellers. The St ..read more
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New Harry Potter TV series announced from Max and Warner Bros Discovery
J.K. Rowling
by Jessie Hector
1y ago
    HBO Max’s new streaming service, Max, announced today an original Harry Potter scripted television series with Warner Bros. Discovery and J.K. Rowling as Executive Producer.  The series will be a faithful and authentic adaptation of the books and will be available on Max in the US and globally once produced. The stories from J.K.Rowling’s Harry Potter books will become a decade-long series with each season dedicated to one of the seven books, full of the fantastic detail, much-loved characters, and dramatic locations that fans have adored for over twenty-five years. A new ca ..read more
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One year on, Lumos’s humanitarian work continues in Ukraine
J.K. Rowling
by Jessie Hector
1y ago
A year on since the war in Ukraine began, Peter McDermott, CEO of J.K. Rowling’s international children’s charity Lumos, reflects on some of their achievements and challenges of the last 12 months, and considers how to adapt their work going forward to best serve the people of Ukraine, and to further their mission to fight for every child’s right to a family – even in the most difficult of circumstances. Although Lumos is not a humanitarian agency in the strictest sense, as soon as the war began, the charity immediately pivoted to where the need was greatest. In the simplest terms, children an ..read more
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Board of five women including J.K. Rowling launch new sexual violence support service for women in Scotland
J.K. Rowling
by Jessie Hector
1y ago
A board of five women have announced the opening of Beira’s Place, a new local service for women who have experienced sexual violence. Beira’s Place is a free support and advocacy service for women aged 16 or over in the Edinburgh area who have experienced sexual violence or abuse at any time in their lives, and will open on an appointment-only basis in the New Year. It has been set up by J.K. Rowling and a board of directors who share a history of campaigning on women’s health and women’s rights, including former prison governor Rhona Hotchkiss, previous Scottish Labour leader Johan ..read more
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