J.K. Rowling to be Honored by City of Edinburgh, Scotland
Aug 20, 2007
Author J.K. Rowling is to be honored by the city of Edinburgh, Scotland, with a possibility of naming a street or building after the Harry Potter author. Edinburgh is currently the home of our favorite author, and where she wrote much of the beloved series.The Scotsman reports that a “civic reception is expected to be held in her honour,” as well as establishing something more permanent to recognize the contributions J.K. Rowling has made to litature “and promoting Edinburgh on a global scale.”
Lord Provost George Grubb said: “JK Rowling has made a fantastic contribution to literature and Edinburgh has benefited greatly from her prominence on the world stage. I welcome the suggestion that her contribution should be celebrated in some way by the city.”
Ben Carter, VisitScotland’s area director for Edinburgh and Lothians, said: “JK Rowling’s connection with Edinburgh has brought the city to the attention of millions of Harry Potter fans around the world. She is truly an exceptional ambassador for the city and the rest of Scotland.
“It is thanks to her that Harry Potter fever has taken hold of his Scottish birthplace.”