He said: ‘Transgender women are women. Any statement to the contrary erases the identity and dignity of transgender people and goes against all advice given by professional health care associations who have far more expertise on this subject matter than either Jo or I.’
Trollope told the Daily Mail: “Creating this mass following and tweeting several times a day is like wanting to be [the pop star] Cheryl or Kim Kardashian. Some writers like JK Rowling have this insatiable need and desire to be out there all the time, and that’s entirely driven by their ego.”
The shortlist is completed by Eva Dolan’s highly topical Tell No Tales, in which DI Zigic and DS Ferreira of the Peterborough Hate Crimes Unit investigate the murder of migrant workers, and Rain Dogs, the fifth outing for Adrian McKinty’s Belfast-based 1980s maverick RUC inspector Sean Duffy.
The film Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is set in 1926, as Scamander arrives in New York after a trip to find magical creatures from around the world. “He might have come and gone without incident … were it not for a No-Maj (American for Muggle) named Jacob, a misplaced magical briefcase, and […]
I love and adore the books because my children grew up with them. Neville is my favourite character – I love that JK Rowling shows him as the boy that has been through such terrible things and comes out such a beautiful human being. I’m so impressed by how bold she is at addressing very dark […]
As she sought to rebuild her life, she and ex-Hollyoaks actor Ayden Callaghan, now 39, got engaged in November 2014, having met the year before. “That prompted his young fans to attack me on Twitter, calling me ugly, old and disgusting – just because I’m seven years older.”
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‘People have missed funerals of loved ones because of lockdown. Many have had to look after their own young children while ill. One of the architects of the rules keeping those people housebound drove across the UK, knowing he had the virus. Indefensible hypocrisy and selfishness,’ Ms Rowling tweeted.
“Editors are fired for running controversial pieces; books are withdrawn for alleged inauthenticity; journalists are barred from writing on certain topics; professors are investigated for quoting works of literature in class; a researcher is fired for circulating a peer-reviewed academic study; and the heads of organisations are ousted for what are sometimes just clumsy mistakes.”
“To all the people who now feel that their experience of the books has been tarnished or diminished, I am deeply sorry for the pain these comments have caused you.”