J.K. Rowling

English novelist

Joanne Kathleen Rowling, better known as J.K. Rowling, is a British novelist. She previously worked as a French teacher, and is now one of the best-known authors in the world thanks to her famous book series about the adventures of Harry Potter.

Now a multi-millionaire, she is also known for her humanitarian activities, particularly in the fight against child abuse. She has written a number of other books linked to the world of Harry Potter, the profits from which have been donated to charity. In addition to the Harry Potter series and related books, she is also the author of the novel The Casual Vacancy (2012) and the Cormoran Strike series, published under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith.

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

May the best wizard win!

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire was first published in the United Kingdom in 2000. It is the fourth novel in the Harry Potter series.

In this instalment, Harry, who is now aged 14, returns to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry for the fourth year of his studies. This year, Hogwarts is hosting the Triwizard Tournament, a contest in which each participating school is represented by one student. Each school’s champion – who must be 17 or older to be eligible to compete – must then face a variety of challenges in order to prove their mettle and skill as a wizard and be crowned the winner. On the day the champions’ names are drawn from the Goblet of Fire, the last name to appear is Harry’s – even though, since he is underage, no one should have been able to enter his name for consideration in the first place. This sets him on a path filled with trials that will test his endurance, intelligence, kindness and integrity to their limits.