J.K. Rowling Nominated as a Great Briton
Dec 15, 2007
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Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling has been nominated for the Morgan Stanley Great Briton 2007 Awards. Jo is nominated in the Arts category, along with acclaimed actor Sir Ian McKellen and artist Damien Hirst. The Telegraph reports:
The judges described Rowling’s “unprecedented global reach” as phenomenal – even her official website is available in six languages.More than anything, they were impressed by the way she had managed to infect children (and adults) the world over with an enthusiasm for reading. They conceded that the form of her novels was “conventional to a tee”, but were impressed by the way she had given them a “modern, imaginative twist”.
The Great Briton awards recognise those who “contributed exceptional achievements to their field this year in a distinctly British way.” The winners will be announced at a gala dinner in London in January. Congratulations Jo!