About the Author
The translator: Emily Huws has over 300 titles to her name, both as author and translator, including fiction (authors such as Anne Fine and Berlie Doherty) and picture books (including the works of Beatrix Potter). She has been awarded the Mary Vaughan Jones Memorial Prize for contribution to Welsh Children's Literature, which is awarded by the Welsh Books Council, twice. Emily lives near Caenarfon, Wales. 'Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone' was J.K. Rowling's first novel, followed by 'Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets', 'Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban', and 'Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire', as well as two books written specifically for Comic Relief and based on the Harry Potter novels, 'Fantastic Beasts and where to Find Them' and 'Quidditch through the Ages'. The Harry Potter novels have been prize-winning and consistently on the bestseller lists, and have now sold over 195 million copies worldwide. Originally published as an author for children and still primarily so, JK Rowling has generated huge popular appeal for her books in an unprecedented fashion. JK Rowling was the first children's author to be voted the BA Author of the Year, and also to win the British Book Awards Author of the Year. Films of 'Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone', and 'Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets', distributed by Warner Brothers, have been released to huge success.