Author: J. K. Rowling
First Published: 1997
Genre: Fiction; Fantasy; Children’s
Series: Harry Potter
Number in Series: 1
Awards/Honours: National Book Award (UK); Nestlé Smarties Book Prize Gold Medal; British Book Awards Children’s Book of the Year; Booksellers’ Association / Bookseller Author of the Year; New York Times list of best-selling fiction
Notable Facts: J.K. Rowling’s debut novel. Translated into at least sixty-seven other languages. Made into a feature film. Adapted as a video game. Listed at number 22 on the BBC’s survey The Big Read in 2003.