The Beachcomber

J. K. Rowling and the Tirade of Transphobia

J. K. Rowling and the Tirade of Transphobia

Peter Soprunov, Editor-at-Large

January 24, 2020

In 1997, J. K. Rowling published the first book in the Harry Potter series. This seven-part saga sold 500 million copies worldwide, making it the best-selling series in history, and making Rowling the wealthiest author in history. Even more impactful was Harry Potter’s penetration of not only its contemporary popular culture, but of the chil...