Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Released

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire is the fourth novel in the Harry Potter series written by J. K. Rowling, published on July 8, 2000.

The book attracted additional attention because of a pre-publication warning from J. K. Rowling that one of the characters would be murdered in the book.

The novel won a Hugo Award in 2000; it was the only Harry Potter novel to do so. The book was made into a film, which was released worldwide on 18 November 2005.

Until the official title's announcement on 27 June 2000, the fourth book was called by its working title, Harry Potter and the Doomspell Tournament. Rowling also admitted that the fourth book was the most difficult to write at the time, because she noticed a giant plot hole halfway through writing. In particular, Rowling had trouble with the ninth chapter, which she rewrote 13 times.

Goblet of Fire was the first book in the Harry Potter series to be released simultaneously in the United States and the United Kingdom. The three previous books had been released in the United Kingdom several months before the U.S. edition.