As well as putting the finishing touches on her upcoming play, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, J.K. Rowling managed to find time to dine with President Obama on his recent whirlwind trip to London.
It was a busy few days for President Obama. He had lunch with the Queen and Prince Philip in Windsor, and dined at Kensington Palace with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge where their son Prince George was allowed to stay up to show his skill on the rocking horse President Obama had given him for his first birthday.
But the President couldn’t leave London without dining with J.K. Rowling. She was invited to a private dinner, along with British Prime Minister David Cameron and fellow dignitaries, at the London home of the U.S. ambassador.
President Obama has long been a fan of the Harry Potter author, having previously invited her to read from Harry Potter during the Easter celebrations at the White House in 2010.
The theme for the President's visit seemed to be both to mark a royal occasion and to celebrate a literary celebration. Obama also attended the Globe Theatre to mark the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death.
While studying for her PhD in chemistry, RITA finalist Lisa Verge Higgins penned twelve romance novels under her maiden name. The Proper Care and Maintenance of Friendship was her first foray into...On October 14, 2013
By Sophia WhitfieldOn February 23, 2015
Jenny Bond has worked as a teacher, journalist, copywriter and researcher. Her non-fiction titles have been published in Australia and the USA. It was writing one about the stories behind...On August 6, 2014
The Girl With All The Gifts by M.R. Carey is a heart-breaking thriller coming soon in January 2014.On October 22, 2013
Sara Alexander has worked extensively in the theatre, film and television industries, including roles in much loved productions such as Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows, Doctor Who, and Franco...On April 25, 2017
'Tis the season to be merry. Food and drink are a big part of the festivities and we have selected our favourites for this season.On November 23, 2016