Author John Granger
Keynote Address & Banquet
Friday, November 11, 2011
Described by TIME as the "Dean of Harry Potter Scholars," John Granger has been writing and speaking about the artistry and meaning of Joanne Rowling's Hogwarts Adventures since 2002. In all that time, he has consistently been ahead of the pack in understanding and explaining why readers love the Potter Saga. Most recently, the original 'Hogwarts Professor' has explained the remarkable Ring Composition artistry of the seven book series and of each of the seven novels. If Harry Potter is a gateway to what's best in English Literature, Granger has been the gatekeeper for the "shared text of this generation." His insights about Harry Potter have been published by Tyndale, Penguin Books, and Zossima Press.
Granger has been a featured and keynote speaker at Harry Potter conferences in Boston, Orlando, Las Vegas, Toronto, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Illinois, San Francisco, and Ottawa. He has been a guest speaker at Princeton, the Torrey Honors Institute (Biola), Pepperdine, Washington & Lee, La Salle, Cornell, Penn, Yale, the University of Chicago, Baylor, the New York C. S. Lewis Society, the New York Public Library, and the C. S. Lewis Conference. He has given more than 100 radio, newspaper, and television interviews. A dynamic and engaging speaker, Granger explains why we love reading our favorite books in a way everyone can understand, and so that we want to read more books.
John Granger's Blog
Hogwart's Professor--Harry Potter Talk
Selected books by John Granger