"I wonder why you said that Dumbledore is a gay because I can’t see him in that way," asked Ana Kocovic. "Maybe because gay people just look like… people?” Rowling replied.
2. Going from "the biggest failure I knew" to becoming one of the most celebrated authors on the planet
In her new book Very Good Lives, Rowling explores what she calls the "benefits of failure" by charting her journey from being “as poor as it is possible to be in modern Britain, without being homeless” to what she is today.
So why do I talk about the benefits of failure? Simply because failure meant a stripping away of the inessential. I stopped pretending to myself that I was anything other than what I was, and began to direct all my energy into finishing the only work that mattered to me. Had I really succeeded at anything else, I might never have found the determination to succeed in the one arena I believed I truly belonged.