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J. K. Rowling: Scotswoman Who Changed the Decade

J.K. Rowling
Posted by: Edward
December 29, 2009, 08:17 PM

Harry Potter author J. K. Rowling has been named one of the Ten Scotswomen Who Changed the Decade by the Scotsman, who has ranked the most influential Scottish women of the past ten years.  The newspaper relates the following regarding the contributions made by J. K. Rowling over the past decade to literature, along with her charitable work for MS research and advocating for disadvantaged children around the world:

JK Rowling
It is hard to think of a more powerful female figure to have emerged from Scotland in the past decade than JK Rowling. In 2000, Rowling was cementing her position as the world's most popular children's author with her fourth Harry Potter book, which broke all literary sales records in both the US and the UK. By 2007, Forbes magazine had ranked her the 48th most powerful celebrity in the world – not just for her enormous impact on child literacy but for her philanthropic work. Her Volant Charitable Trust funds disadvantaged children and MS research. She is a vocal president of One Parent Families, and successfully campaigned for a law change in Romania concerning caged beds for orphans. Whatever she turns her hand to, Rowling has proved she is capable of effecting real change on a global scale.
The Harry Potter author is among other such Scottish women as livia Giles, Susan Boyle, Carol Ann Duffy, and Nicola Sturgeon.  

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1910 Points

Congrats Jo you deserve it!!!

Posted by Jane_Potter on December 30, 2009, 10:12 PM report to moderator
4852 Points

Whoo! Go J.K. Rowling!!!

Posted by #1 Witch ROAR! on December 31, 2009, 12:55 AM report to moderator
575 Points

Congratulation !
She really deserve it !

Posted by Eilynn (ITC) on December 31, 2009, 02:34 AM report to moderator
251 Points

she’s great woot! woot!

…..Susan Boyle???? – not a big fan

Posted by ChaosWalking. on December 31, 2009, 02:38 AM report to moderator
407 Points

She is wonderful and so generous with her fortune. Really deserves this!

Posted by Mercy on December 31, 2009, 02:46 AM report to moderator
4138 Points

I can’t really say it changed my life because Harry Potter has always been in my life. The really turning point was when I got seriously obssessed more than a year ago.

Thanks Jo"

Posted by Calum Wilson (RuneDream54) on December 31, 2009, 05:10 AM report to moderator
1575 Points

Wow, that took a while.

Posted by Spinner's End ^HISS^ (ITC) on December 31, 2009, 07:45 AM report to moderator
185 Points

She REALLY deserved that! She changed my life!

Posted by Potter_Puella on December 31, 2009, 12:57 PM report to moderator
13596 Points

JKR was born in England and then lived in Wales; her parents met on a train in Scotland. What is it with her and trains?

Posted by Garden State Geek on January 04, 2010, 02:06 PM report to moderator
3157 Points

Jo didn’t only change the decade. She changed my life.

Thank you, Jo.

Posted by Little Light ^HISS^ on April 24, 2010, 07:21 AM report to moderator
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