Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire is a young adult fantasy adventure novel written by British author J. K. Rowling, originally published on July 8, 2000. It is the fourth installment in Rowling's Harry Potter series and follows Harry, Ron, and Hermione as they return for their fourth year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, which is chosen to host the annual Triwizard Tournament.
As per tradition, the book was published by Bloomsbury in the UK and Scholastic in the US; on the day of the book's release, Bloomsbury organized a signing event in which Rowling boarded a special train, aptly named the Hogwarts Express, and traveled from London's King Cross to Perth, signing and selling books. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire sold three-million copies in the first weekend on sale.
The novel received mainly positive reviews, as many literary critics praised Rowling's narrative and characterization and her world-building techniques. The book went on to receive several awards, including the prestigious 2001 Hugo Award for Best Novel; this sparked some controversy, as George R. R. Martin, the famed American novelist and author of the popular A Song of Ice and Fire series believed that his novel A Storm of Swords deserved the main award.
Like its predecessors, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire was adapted into a film produced by Warner Bros. Pictures and starring Daniel Radcliffe as Harry Potter, which was released in November 2005, five years after the book's original publication.