As the world celebrates 20 years since the first Harry Potter book was published, the mastermind behind the classic, J.K. Rowling, has spoken out.
TWENTY years ago, children around the world opened up their brand new Harry Potter books and were immediately immersed in the wizarding world and story of The Boy Who Lived.
All these years later, people of all ages are still picking up the same book, as well as the following six, whether it’s for the millionth time or as a first time reader.
After celebrations began yesterday and continue to flood in around the globe, J.K. Rowling finally took to Twitter, delivering this humble message:
“20 years ago today a world that I had lived in alone was suddenly open to others. It's been wonderful. Thank you.#HarryPotter20”
No. Thank YOU!
Rowling underwent the ultimate 'rags-to-riches' story with the success of the Harry Potter series.
Speaking about her life before Potter came along during a 2008 Harvard University speech, she revealed:
"An exceptionally short-lived marriage had imploded, and I was jobless, a lone parent, and as poor as it is possible to be in modern Britain, without being homeless … By every usual standard, I was the biggest failure I knew.”
What an inspiration!