Happy birthday, J.K Rowling! We owe you the entire wizarding world!

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There are of course also those who find the whole idea of wishing a fictional person a happy birthday ridiculous, but live and let live!

Today marks the birth of one of literature's most well-known and well-loved figures: Harry Potter creator JK Rowling.

A hefty dose of magic is guaranteed at each of the announced special events: A "Growing Up With Harry Potter" open-mic night, when fans will be able to share their personal experiences with the series; trivia nights when fans can compete for the glory of their Hogwarts Houses; multiple-session courses on everything from illustrating, fantasy fiction writing, and global magical history; and of course, a Harry Potter book club for new readers and re-readers alike.

That's all thanks to Rowling and her vision. But over that time period, the intrigue has not faded, as demonstrated by the series's spinoffs, the popular Broadway show, and our continued excitement over our favorite wizard's birthday.

To celebrate its 20th anniversary in 2018, Scholastic has released a new run of all seven of the "Harry Potter" books, but with a clever twist. The objects have been curated from the collection of the British Library, the New-York Historical Society, and other museums, and have been supplemented with original materials from Scholastic (the USA publisher of the Harry Potter series) and pieces from Rowling's own archives.

ThinkGeek is also offering a big sale, offering up to 80% off on dozens of toys, fashions, housewares, and more.

She is correct. How old is Harry Potter?

Twitter is flooded with tributes to the iconic wizard and the woman who brought him to life.

As she explained, "If he was 12 when he went to Hogwarts [for the 1991-1992 school year], then he's 38".

Some of the best memes involved Harry flying into a birthday cupcake with his mouth wide open, Dumbledore and Snape dancing with the caption "everyday I'm Dumblin'" and gif of the epic "Harry Potter Puppet Pals" YouTube skit that aired 11 years ago. Name of the books written by J.K. Rowling is following.

Born in 1965, JK Rowling attended England's University of Exeter, where she studied French, and later worked for human rights organisation Amnesty International in London and as a language instructor in Portugal.

And one wrote: "Reading the Harry Potter books has always been one of the few things that made me forget about all of my problems It's helps me escape from my depression and escape in to a world that I feel so familiar with For that, I'll be forever grateful..." Booklovers set out on a magical journey between the pages, lost in J K Rowling's magnificent imagination, falling and rising along with the characters.

"He was my mum and dad's best friend. Hermione Granger: The girl who delivers Ron and Harry from danger (again and again and again)". The Harry Potter book series by Rowling - later adapted into one of the highest-grossing movie series - took the world by storm when it came out, with every new release becoming an event to be celebrated by the fans. "It gave me a family even though I'm halfway across the world from mine". She says, "Not as much as my generation because we grew up as these books were coming up".

"I'm a long way out of my usual time zone and have just woken up to hundreds of early birthday greetings!"

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