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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 Comments

# 1

love her, great person and fantastic writer. incomparable!

# 2

SHE ACTUALLY LOOKS REALLY GOOD HERE AFTER ALL THE PROCEDURE SHE DID ON HER FACE.

# 3

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

# 6

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

# 7

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!

# 8

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

# 9

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

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

Loved the speech. It was awesome!

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!

anonymousbyotch @ 06/07/2008 at 12:33 am

ahahahaha lol my friend was like

“Isn’t J.K Rowling a guy!?!???!?!?”

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..

Thank you for posting this JJ!

she really is an inspiration!

A. Dolohov @ 01/11/2009 at 1:48 pm

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

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

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