today’s famous figure is Author of the best-selling
book series in history.
J. K. Rowling
is best known for writing the Harry Potter fantasy series.
The seven part
series has won multiple awards and sold more than 500 million copies, becoming
the best-selling book series in history.
Potter books have also been the basis for the popular film series of the same
name, over which Rowling had overall approval on the scripts.
success story can be summed up as a "rags to riches" story.
She was poor
and living on benefits at the time of writing the first Harry Potter book but
eventually became the world's first billionaire author.
has given away much of her earnings to worthy causes,
remains one of the wealthiest and most influential people in the world.
creative freedom since the success of Harry Potter,
also written under the pen name Robert Galbraith.
she has written
the "Cormoran Strike" crime fiction series.
she chose to write crime fiction because she has always loved the genre as a
reader and wanted to write a contemporary whodunit, with a credible back story.
- have overall approval on : ~에 대해 전반적으로 동의/승인을 받다.
- be summed up as: ~으로 요약되다.
- rags to riches: 출세한, 무일푼에서 부자로
- wealthiest: 가장 부유한
- influential: 영향력 있는
- under the pseudonym: 가명으로
- crime fiction: 범죄/추리 소설
- genre: 장르
- contemporary: 동시대의, 현대의
- whodunit: 추리물
Rowling and Harry Potter share the same birthday: July 31st.
JK롤링과 해리포터의 생일은 똑같이, 7월 31일이다
filled five notebook pages with made up "Q" words before she came up
롤링은 "퀴디치"를 떠올리기 전에, “Q”를 포함하는 단어를 수첩에 5장이나 채웠다.
real name is Joanne Rowling. She has no middle name and instead borrowed the
"K" from her grandmother, Kathleen.
롤링의 진짜 이름은 조앤 롤링으로, 미들 네임이 없는 대신에 할머니 캐슬린으로부터 “K”를 따왔다.
can be found, even in the darkest of times,
one only remembers to turn on the light.
가장 어두운 순간에도 불을 켜는
것만 기억한다면 행복은 찾을 수 있습니다
is our choices...that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.
우리의 능력보다 선택이 우리가
정말 누구인지 보여줍니다.
do not need magic to transform our world.
carry all of the power we need inside ourselves already.
세상을 바꾸려면 마법이 필요한
우리는 이미 그 힘을 지니고