* The timeline of the Harry Potter book series is now ten full years behind "real time." Based on other dates in the book, Harry was born in 1980 and started school at Hogwarts in 1991. The pending book, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, is set in 1997 during Harry's final year at Hogwarts. (Coincidence or not, the first book in the series, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, was first published in 1997.) If Harry were alive today, and if he were real, he'd be preparing to celebrate his 27th birthday at the end of this month.
Harry Potter Paperback Box Set (Books 1-6)