Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban is the third novel in the
Harry Potter series written by J. K. Rowling. The book was published on 8
July 1999. The novel won the 1999 Whitbread Book Award, the Bram Stoker
Award, the 2000 Locus Award for Best Fantasy Novel, and was
short-listed for other awards, including the Hugo. A film based on the
novel was released on 31 May 2004, in the United Kingdom and 4 June 2004
in the U.S. and many other countries. This is the only novel in the
series that does not feature Lord Voldemort in some form.