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J.K. Rowling

Writer sometimes known as Robert Galbraith


Joined on 3 August, 2009


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Neil just came emerged from the garage with these! Now having a Covid-compliant launch party, ie, new mug of tea. Dogs assuming role of jaded critics who’d rather be at home.

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The Ickabog is published today, complete with STUNNING pictures created by young illustrators around the world! I’m donating my royalties to my charitable Trust, Volant, to help medical and frontline charities support vulnerable groups impacted by Covid-19.

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Quoted @TheIckabog

One day to go until The Ickabog is published!
We just love the reactions of the @Scholastic and @HachetteKids Ickabog illustration competition winners seeing their illustrations in print for the very first time!

We couldn't have done it without you! You're all AMAZING!

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DELIGHTED to say that the wonderful @stephenfry has read the audiobook of #TheIckabog, which will be available tomorrow!

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Quoted @MerriamWebster

Which words first appeared in print the year you were born?

Time travel with us:

Beta-blocker, Black Panther, midlife crisis, pseudosophistication, lava lamp, S & M.

“Shoot, a man could have a pretty good weekend in Vegas with all that stuff.”

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#TheIckabog will be available to buy on November 10. My royalties will be donated to medical and frontline charities supporting those worst affected by Covid-19. 2/2

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Just received my first published copy of #TheIckabog! The winners’ illustrations bring the story alive even more beautifully than I’d imagined. Thank you to EVERYONE who sent in pictures. You reminded me just how much I love writing for young people. 💚🍄 1/2

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This is also an opportunity to express my gratitude once more to the thousands of people who’ve sent me personal emails and letters of support. I’m trying to respond to all of them, so please forgive me if I haven’t yet got to yours! 3/X

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(though believe me, I’m EXTREMELY grateful on that level), but because the signatories are showing solidarity with all the women who’re currently speaking up for their own rights and facing threats of violence and even death in return. 2/3

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Quoted @thesundaytimes

The actress Frances Barber and the playwright Tom Stoppard are two of the 58 signatories to a letter which says that JK Rowling is a victim of “an insidious, authoritarian and misogynistic trend in social media”

My weekend was heavy (in the very best sense!) on family and light on reading the news, so I only realised this morning that this letter appeared in the Sunday Times yesterday. I'm profoundly grateful to all the signatories, not only on a personal level, 1/3

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If you are (or know) a witch who wants one of these, don't buy from cynical chancers. I got my T-shirt from @Wild_Womyn #supportwomenrunbusinesses

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Sometimes a T-shirt just speaks to you...

(From , in case you know a witch who'd like one 😉)

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Red carpet v lockdown

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Quoted @HachetteKids

@vidhyarajesh @TheIckabog @jk_rowling Hi there, The Ickabog UK Edition will include winners from the UK, Republic of India, Australia, New Zealand and India. The US Edition will include winners from the US & Canada. For more information, please visit

The answer to a frequently asked question on my timeline: which country's illustrations will be in which edition?

Once again, congratulations to all the children & young people whose illustrations will feature in the published books - you produced masterpieces! #TheIckabog

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Quoted @TheIckabog

Take a first peek at the winning illustrations featured in #TheIckabog when it is published by @hachettekids and @Scholastic in November!

These are magnificent! Congratulations to all the winners!

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To all the lovely people who’ve wished me happy birthday, thank you so much and look at my surprise birthday cake! 💚💚💚

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The writers of this letter are just two of a growing number of whistleblowers. The bleak truth is that if and when the scandal does erupt, nobody currently cheering this movement on will be able to credibly claim ‘we couldn’t have known’. 4/4

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Since speaking up about gender identity theory, I’ve received thousands of emails – more than I’ve ever had on a single subject. Many have come from professionals working in medicine, education and social work. All are concerned about the effects on vulnerable young people. 3/4

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It feels as though we’re on the brink of a medical scandal. A second paper concludes:

‘Psychiatry sits on this knife-edge: running the risk of being accused of transphobia or, alternatively, remaining silent throughout this uncontrolled experiment.’ 2/4

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‘NHS identity clinics have been functioning as if acting outside the ordinary requirement of good medical and psychiatric practice.’

Some may dismiss this paper by experienced psychoanalyst @marcusevanspsych, but they do so at their own peril.


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