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Handprints of JK Rowling Now On Display in Edinburgh, Scotland

J.K. Rowling
Posted by: sue
February 12, 2009, 08:36 AM

Last year we told you author J.K. Rowling was to be honored by the city of Edinburgh, Scotland. The event took place in September, where Jo received the Edinburgh Award. In commemoration of this event, hand prints of the Harry Potter author have now been made, and are on display for the public. STV reports her "her engraved handprints in Caithness stone are in the grounds of Edinburgh's City Chambers, alongside those of fellow Edinburgh author Ian Rankin." Update: You can see a photo of Jo making her hand prints courtesy of here in our galleries.
J.K. Rowling said:

"I was delighted to receive the Edinburgh Award, as this city and its wonderful inhabitants have meant so much to me for the last 15 years.

"I think it is particularly appropriate for a writer's hands to be represented, so I am deeply honoured to have my keyboard-chipped fingernails, not to mention my pen-induced friction callous, commemorated in the place where I produced Harry Potter."

George Grubb, Lord Provost of Edinburgh, said: "With the installation of the beautifully crafted stone bearing Ms Rowling's handprints, the City Chambers quadrangle is fast becoming a lasting visual testimony to some of Edinburgh's greatest living citizens.

"Our city is home to a huge wealth of talented individuals who truly put Edinburgh on a global stage through their achievements."

 Thanks much John!

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598 Points

I love Edinburgh…and i love Jo, great story on two counts then :)

Posted by Sally_Zaar on February 12, 2009, 01:54 PM report to moderator
1630 Points

I want to go see! I want to go see! :D This is exciting there might be a chance for me to go see :D xxx

Posted by ChantyBabez on February 12, 2009, 01:55 PM report to moderator
365 Points

Great quote from J.K. — well said.

Posted by Amarie on February 12, 2009, 02:15 PM report to moderator
3048 Points

It would be just fantastic to see these in person.

Posted by Kirk on February 12, 2009, 02:23 PM report to moderator
90 Points

Cool! Jo has been honoured in lots of special ways lately, and she really deserves it. :)

Posted by runaroundkid on February 12, 2009, 03:15 PM report to moderator
1067 Points

I love the way she described her hands! She provides great imagery even in casual conversation! :)

Posted by eiVega on February 12, 2009, 03:15 PM report to moderator
193 Points

i wish i lived in edinburgh…

Posted by ravenclaw29 on February 12, 2009, 03:20 PM report to moderator
2064 Points

this is awesome, i want to see this!

Posted by hp29 [ROAR!] on February 12, 2009, 04:03 PM report to moderator
209 Points

What an honor, indeed!

Posted by Aga Veneficus on February 12, 2009, 08:12 PM report to moderator
24135 Points

I really want to see her hand prints.. Congratulations Jo!

Posted by hermyone*ROAR* on February 12, 2009, 08:13 PM report to moderator
4603 Points

Great, that is awesome

Posted by placebowiz on February 12, 2009, 08:14 PM report to moderator
2233 Points

This is great, I’d love to see them =)

Posted by Emily [ROAR] on February 12, 2009, 08:22 PM report to moderator
7524 Points

Lol, love the words from Jo.

Posted by Bradyboy on February 12, 2009, 09:14 PM report to moderator
222 Points

I’m definitely going to Edinburgh someday… then stalk JKR.. :D

Posted by chaos35 on February 12, 2009, 11:54 PM report to moderator
471 Points

Oh now I REALLY want to go and see them! I guess pictures will have to do.

Posted by MaidOfAwesome on February 13, 2009, 12:05 AM report to moderator
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