J. K. Rowling Named Among MSN’s Most Influential Women of 2007

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Dec 21, 2007

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More news comes today concerning J. K. Rowling, the author of the Harry Potter books has been included in MSN‘s list of The Most Influential Women of 2007. Included along with Ms. Rowling on the list this year are such influential people as Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton, writer Tina Fey, and singer Carrie Underwood. The Lifestyle section of MSN notes of their choice:

This bittersweet year marks the last time anyone will be able to enjoy that most delicious of treats: a new Harry Potter novel. Rowling’s wizarding world has not so much influenced modern culture as grown roots deep into the heart of it. From new words (muggles) to new drinks (some fools make their own butterbeer from Michelob Light and butterscotch Schnapps) to a new generation of kids who (gasp) read for pleasure, Rowling’s epic fantasy series has made a lasting impact on, well, just about all of us. Her revelation this fall that beloved Hogwarts headmaster Albus Dumbledore is gay created a stir among fans that was mostly applauded. Whatever project Rowling has in store next promises to be a hot seller, if not a future big-screen blockbuster.

On a related note, The Associated Press released their annual Celebrity of the Year honor. For 2007, J. K. Rowling came in second place behind TV satirist and entertainer Steven Colbert of the Comedy Central program The Colbert Report. This list of people who AP feels have had the greatest impact on pop culture in 2007 was chosen by newspaper editors and broadcast producers. Congratulations Jo!

Many thanks to Amy S!





11 Responses to J. K. Rowling Named Among MSN’s Most Influential Women of 2007

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I hope those pics weren’t in any order but having her at number 11 after all those other ladies is actually quite an insult imo.

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HOORAY FOR JO!!!! She deserves every award this year, because she deserves it all. :D I won’t be surprised if Jo wins a Nobel prize for writing, maybe even a Newbery….no wait she’s not American….is there a British Newbery award?

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On the top 11 males, Stephen Colbert is in Jo’s spot. :D I’d vote for Colbert if I could, and he rocks! TRUTHINESS AND WIKIALITY FOR ALL!

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If you check the original article, it says they’re in no specific order :) Also… COLBERT <3

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Amy S: Yup. Jo is prolly in 1st. Same with Colbert! :D

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Anyone else think JKR should go on the Colbert Report? Though I guess it might be too much awesomeness to handle!!!

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congratulations, Jo! my gratitude to you for having Harry Potter in my life—overflowing and eternal. =)

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Congrats, Jo!

BTW – we miss the Christmas decorations on your web site! Even if you don’t update, we love the bows and snow scene you can see through the window when you “portkey” to the Secret Door…..

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BrittneySS, why would that be an insult? maybe it would be mildly insulting for rowling to be behind miley cyrus, but other than that, i totally fail to see your point.

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@DeathlyH-even if Jo was American, she probably couldn’t win Newbery. While some books in series have won, it is hard to do, because to win a Newbery the book has to “stand alone”, meaning if it relies on a previos book to understand it, it really can’t win. It can still win lot’s of other awards though.

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I m very much pleased your personality and how active you are

thanks

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