J.K. Rowling to Receive French Legion of Honor Award Tomorrow


Feb 02, 2009

Posted by SueTLC

Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling will be receiving one of the highest honors from France, it was announced today. The office of Nicolas Sarkozy, President of France, has announced they will be presenting JKR with “les insignes de Chevalier de l’ordre de la Légion d’honneur” (the Legion of Honor) tomorrow, February 3 at the Palace Elysee in Paris France. Congratulations Jo!

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56 Responses to J.K. Rowling to Receive French Legion of Honor Award Tomorrow

Avatar Imagealexmartinez says: I'm so happy, I hope that tomorrow she will give a speechAvatar Imageobockstal says: Way to go, Jo !Avatar ImageZivlok says: For a second I thought she had been inducted into the French Legion...Avatar Imagejessh324 says: That's great! but...she not French. I don't get it.Avatar ImageMatea says: awesome! go Jo! more honors!Avatar ImageHelios Lightra says: Congratz!!!!1!!!11!Avatar Imagefrench soup says: And Sarkozy's gonna be the one to give her that i suppose. urgh =.= Umbridge whould give dumbledore an order of merlin, it would be merrier XD ok, i exaggerate but, well... Don't get me wrong, i'm glad she's getting la Légion d'Honneur but i really can't picture Sarkozy and Rowling in the same room. The one is the anti-thesis of the other. I bet they've decided to use her image to mimick Barack Obama's opinion or, better, to feed the journalists other headlines than "oh noes, there are strikes all across the country, how sad is that" Sorry to get political and all but well. Why do they do it now, seriously? i can't help but think it's another dailyprohetcrap-like operation =.= Avatar ImageDolemite says: Go Jo!Avatar ImageMirdan says: Yay! Congratulations Jo; it is an honor well earned.Avatar ImageMuggleQueen says: Wow that's brilliant - yay for Jo :DAvatar ImageSophiespell says: Congrats Jo! :D She darn well deserves it.Avatar Imagenerdspeak says: @jessh324 She did study French at university though. Admittedly, this doesn't make her a French citizen, but appreciation of culture etcetera may make her more favourable in France's eyes.Avatar ImageSabrinaDrolet14 says: I really hope she says a speech! Love when she talks!!! :)Avatar Imagetaekwondochik44 says: that's so exciting! congrats Jo!!!!! Avatar ImageSnuffbox says: Congrats Jo, you deserve it C:Avatar ImageTheProphecy says: Jo deserves every honor there is :P. Avatar ImageTheProphecy says: Jo deserves every honor there is :P. Avatar ImageEmilyDeibert says: Congrats Jo! That's awesome.Avatar Imagekiwimci says: Aw that's awesome congratulations Jo, cant wait to see the coverage of it tomorrow. Bet Jo would look good in a picture rubbing shoulders with Carla BruniAvatar Imagebodysnatcher says: It breaks my heart to imagine Jo with this dwarf of Sarkozy. But I guess I'll try to see her tomorrow at the Palace Elysée and take some pictures !Avatar Imagehepburn says: That's great ! About jessh324's comment : you don't have to be french to receive it . For instance, Walt Disney received it! I feel that they give it pretty easily but (maybe being a harry potter fan) I think that Jo deserves it. ^^ And I'm with you on that one, 'french soup' ! XDAvatar ImageGobbledygook says: Yay for Jo! I love her speeches, they're so funny.Avatar Imagehermionegirl7 says: Go Jo!Avatar ImageGraymayne says: Congratulations Madame Rowling, c'est magnifique!Avatar Imagecallicott3 says: Amazing, but not a surprise...not for JKR! What a fantastic lady. And she's getting the recognition she deserves, as a fantastic writer! Good on you, Jo!Avatar ImageCassia Lenoir says: Wasn't she a French teacher before writting her book? Anyway I totally agree with 'french soup', Sarko and JK in the same room...arg! She's so amazing and he is so...him! To quote a really great Wrock Band (The Basilisk in Your Pasta) 'Voldemort is ugly, just like Sarkozy' And Sarko doesn't have the excuse of having spend a decade as a spirit and having to grow himself a body from scratch -_-' Buti'm really glad for Jo! She deserves all the awards she can get! and more!Avatar ImageCatherine says: You go girl! Congratulations Jo, I'm so excited for you!!!!!Avatar ImageNiphai says: Concratulations Jo, it's a well deserved honour!Avatar Imagelnh92 says: Congrats Jo.Avatar ImageKneazle1 says: Congrats to Jo, what an amazing honour!Avatar Image.bother says: Is there a list somewhere of all of the honurs and awards she has recieved?Avatar ImageGF_of_Seamus says: whoo whooo go jo, you are the best. that woman deserves all the accolades she gets, she pretty much defines the phrase "one in a million."Avatar ImageGPCK32 says: What is that the 400 award she has gotAvatar Imagegaminette says: Felicitations, JKR! And I know for a fact that you definitely don't have to be French - or even speak it, for that matter - to receive the Legion of Honor. My Boss has one! LOLAvatar Imageprettypotter says: go jo go Avatar Imageprettypotter says: go jo go Avatar Imageprettypotter says: go jo go Avatar Imagenetsrikb says: Yeah! That's so cool! Congratulations to Jo! =]Avatar Imageprettypotter says: sorry for spaming:(Avatar Imagearyell says: Wow, I had no idea what the award was for so i googled it and I am impressed.Avatar ImageMom Weasley says: WOW! You go Jo! I hope they provide a carriage with winged horses for your entrance and exit ;-)Avatar Imagemhaeyemhaeye says: That's so cool! Congratulations Jo!Avatar Imagemichaelabraham says: She deserves every award and more. Go Jo!!!Avatar Imagesquibcloakmaker says: Awesome, Yay! JKR!Avatar Imagestarkitty313 says: That's great! Congratulations, Jo!Avatar ImageTiahn says: Woot! Go JO! She really is just so brilliant!Avatar ImageRemus Lonno says: Félicitations, tu le mérites!Avatar ImageProfessorPotter says: @Cassia She didn't teach French but she did a BA degree in it and I remember she said she had no idea why! Avatar ImageFonty says: Apart from Monsieur le Président´s attempt to appeal to the masses with this, Jo certainly deserves an honneur like that. :) However, there´s a medal given out annually in Stockholm, Sweden, that is far more intersting. :-) But she´s still young. :)Avatar ImageLeron_Weasley_616 says: Conrats Jo!!!!! You deserve this so much!!Avatar ImageLP Dantas says: That's sweet, congratulations! Hopefully some of it will show up on YouTube. TV stations, I'm counting on you! Avatar ImageRachael says: Yay for Jo!Avatar ImageCellar Door says: Yay, I'm so happy for her! You go, girl!Avatar Imagexoxwhoaxox says: Yay Jo!Avatar ImageThe Hufflepuff Giraffe says: Hm. Cool. I wonder if Jo still speaks French relatively well. I think it's really cool that she used to teach it.Avatar Imagethereshegoes says: Wow, that's fantastic! Congratulation Jo!

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