She is known as one of the greatest writers of all time, beating out muggle, witch, and wizard. Her name was Lady Joanne Grey, but most know her by her penname, K.B. Collwhisp. Grey was born in Ireland, sorted into Gryffindor House and was an extremely bright witch.
Though, she did not wish to be a charmweaver, or a curse breaker, or even a herbologist as most witches of her times tended to be. Joanne Grey wished nothing but to be a writer, to create stories for young witches and wizards around the world.
Alas, she was met with great resistance by readers. As Joanne Grey, her first novel, A Witch and her Bowl, detailing a story of a young witch who discovered a goblin living her in cauldron, was trashed by pureblood critics, due to the fact that Grey was a muggleborn witch, and that her stories were “unacceptable for the young witches and wizards of England.”
After that, Grey disappeared from public view—she adopted the name Collwhisp, and went on to write 347 stories—novels and short stories—and 46 poems. Collwhisp is regarded as the Grandmother of Fiction by today’s magical community around the world. According to a statistic done by the Elfwine Library of London, the world’s greatest magical library, there is a copy of The Chronicles of Collwhisp in every household, just beside The Tales of Beedle the Bard.
Collwhisp would later only be rivaled once, by Beedle the Bard in her popularity after her death. If one follows Grey’s bloodline, they will see that famous writer William Shakespeare is her great, great grandson, who was unfortunately a squib.