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JK Rowling: Harry Potter Meets Harvard

JK Rowling: Harry Potter Meets Harvard

Author J. K. Rowling receives an Honorary Doctor of Letters degree from Harvard University, at commencement ceremonies on Thursday in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Rowling wrote the popular Harry Potter books and was the commencement speaker for the Harvard graduates. The 42-year-old scribe came up with two themes for the speech, entitled: “The Fringe Benefits of Failure, and the Importance of Imagination.”

A transcript and audio recording of J.K. Rowling‘s commencement speech can be found here.

Rowling has also written an 800-word prequel to her popular Harry Potter books that will go to a charity auction in London next month.

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18 Responses to “JK Rowling: Harry Potter Meets Harvard”

  1. 1
    dayday Says:

    love her, great person and fantastic writer. incomparable!

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    tagan Says:


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    Dancer Says:

    Wish I could have been there! She is really an imaginative writer!

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    PP Says:



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    PP Says:


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    jorja Says:

    i love her!!!!!!!!!!!
    thank you jk for harry potter ;)

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    Mike Says:

    LOVE HER! If she had work done who the **** cares…she is so talented…and sweet…and helps a lot of people…good for her!!! GO JO!

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    candy Says:

    she is amazing writer.i love harry potter series and movies.thank you rowling for hearty stories

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    black Says:

    Getting on my nerves already………………………meo!

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    D Says:

    that speech was wonderful! Everyone should read it if they have a chance.

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    csxyz Says:

    Loved the speech. It was awesome!

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    SS Says:

    Her speech was in a word AMAZING. She’s such a down-to-earth woman… it was just so surprising seeing her be so humble. 20 minutes def. spent well!

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    anonymousbyotch Says:

    ahahahaha lol my friend was like

    “Isn’t J.K Rowling a guy!?!???!?!?”

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    ebeenso Says:

    It was amazingly inspirational. What a great writer and speaker. I am pretty sure I caught some things from her speech I will never forget.. Thanks for posting this, Jared..

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    lily Says:

    Thank you for posting this JJ!

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    billbob Says:

    she really is an inspiration!

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    A. Dolohov Says:

    please, I need post this here. I’m going out in a few hours, see ya.


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    Edinburgh Scotland Says:

    J.K. Rowling is the best author in Edinburgh Scotland and her books are great.

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