Who is the author of Harry Potter and the Sorceror's Stone?

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Kristen Lentz eNotes educator| Certified Educator

J.K. Rowling is the author of Harry Potter and the Sorceror's Stone and the entire creative Harry Potter series of novels.  Harry Potter and the Sorceror's Stone was Rowling's first novel to be published, one which she worked on after she had an idea for a story about an orphaned wizard boy during a train trip from Manchester to London.  Rowling worked on her story whenever she could, often writing in small coffee shops.  Eventually, Rowling's work caught the eye of a literary agent named Christopher Little who helped her sign a contract to have the book published with Bloomsbury Press.


taangerine | Student

 The author of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone is J.K. Rowling. 

atyourservice | Student

J.K. Rowling

udonbutterfly | Student

J. K. Rowling also known as Joann Rowling wrote Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone as well as the rest of the books in the Harry Potter's series. The reason J.K. Rowling always appear on the books rather than her first and last name is because it is actually her pen name. Rowling's company thought it would be best in order to attract more of a male audience.

thewanderlust878 | Student

J. K. Rowling, or Joann Kathleen Rowling, wrote all 7 Harry Potter books, as well as The Tales of Beedle the Bard, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, and Quidditch Through the Ages. She also has 2 adult books called A Casual Vacancy and Cuckoo's Calling. She has recently taken another pseudonym for her adult novels.  

Wiggin42 | Student

J.K Rowling is the author of the Harry Potter series. She decided to use only the initials of her name so as not to give away her female identity at first. She thought this would make it so that young boys would also want to read her work. 

irene1986 | Student

J.K Rowling

saumya-dave | Student

Joanne Kathleen Rowling or J.K.Rowling.

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