1999, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Book Published
On this day July 8, 1999, British author J. K. Rowling third novel Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban book published in the United Kingdom by Bloomsbury.
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban is a fantasy novel and the third novel in the Harry Potter series.
In 8 September 1999, The book was published in the United States by Scholastic, Inc. Rowling started to write the Prisoner of Azkaban the day after she finished The Chamber of Secrets.
The book sold 68,000 copies in just three days after its release in the United Kingdom and the book has sold over three million in the country.
The book was the 14th most best-selling individual books in the world, it sales approximately 65 million copies.
The film version of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban was released in 2004 and was directed by Alfonso Cuarón.
In 2004 Rowling said that Prisoner of Azkaban was “the best writing experience I ever had, I was in a very comfortable place writing third book.
Main characters in the book are Harry Potter, Hermione Granger, Ronald Weasley, Sirius Black and Professor Albus Dumbledore.
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban won several awards, including
- Booklist Editors’ Choice Award in 1999.
- Bram Stoker Award for Best Work for Young Readers in 1999.
- FCGB Children’s Book Award in 1999.
- Whitbread Book of the Year for children’s books in 1999.
- Locus Award for Best Fantasy Novel in 2000.
- Indian Paintbrush Book Award in 2004.
- Colorado Blue Spruce Young Adult Book Award in 2004.
- Named an American Library Association Notable Children’s Book in 2000.
- Nestlé Smarties Book Prize Gold Medal for children aged 9–11 and made the top of the New York Times Best Seller list.
- Nominated for the Hugo Award for Best Novel in 2000.
- The novel was listed at number 24 on the BBC’s survey The Big Read in 2003.
Harry Potter Novel Published Date
All the Harry Potter series, published in the United Kingdom by Bloomsbury.
- First book published in 26 June 1997, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone
- Second book published in July 2, 1998, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
- Third book published in July 8, 1999, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkabanook
- Fourth book published in July 8, 2000, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
- Fifth book published in July 21, 2003, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
- Sixth book published in July 16, 2005, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
- Seventh book published in July 21, 2007, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
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