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"Half-Blood Prince" Nominated for Scottish Children's Book Award

Posted by: sue
November 03, 2006, 02:45 PM

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling is among those nominated at the Royal Mail Awards for Scottish Children's Books. Included in the "Younger readers – 8-12 years" category, these awards are presented to "recognise excellenceContinued...

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Plaque Installed Outside Harry's "Birthplace" in Edinburgh

Posted by: sue
October 10, 2006, 09:01 AM

Here is a followup today regarding the story we told you about last December, where a plaque was to be placed outside the cafe where Jo wrote parts of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. The Scotsman now has an article and photo of this plaque, which has been placed outside theContinued...

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JKR: "Lord Voldemort Requires My Constant Presence at the Moment"

Posted by: sue
September 05, 2006, 09:17 AM

Yesterday, we first told you that readers had voted Lord Voldemort as the top literary villain in the Big Bad Read poll, and the news reports included a portion of comments about this from author J.K. Rowling. Today, Bloomsbury has provided us with Jo's complete remarks, and sheContinued...

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Lord Voldemort: Top Literary Villain

Posted by: sue
September 04, 2006, 02:25 PM

Lord Voldemort is Tops!... well, is the top Literary Villain that is, as the results of the Big Bad Read have now been revealed. Earlier this year we told you about a poll that Bloomsbury had where you could vote for your favorite literary villian. He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named, who faced stiff competition from othersContinued...

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J.K. Rowling Voted Greatest Living British Author

Posted by: Melissa
June 07, 2006, 10:18 PM

As we told you in March, The Book Magazine, a quarterly pulication launched this year, ran an online poll to select the greatest living British writers. J.K. Rowling tops the list, with three times the number of votes as the second-place author, Terry Pratchett. Others in the top 20 include A.S.Continued...

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Half-Blood Prince First Entry in Audio Book Hall of Fame

Posted by: sue
May 20, 2006, 07:45 AM

At an awards ceremony last night, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince became the very first entry into the brand new Audio Book Hall of Fame. Narrated by Jim Dale, this honor for the HBP audio book was presented at the Audie Awards at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.Continued...

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Video of Jo and Jason Isaacs at the British Book Awards Now Available

Posted by: Melissa
April 07, 2006, 04:23 PM

Thanks to Andy from our forums, we now have two videos for you of Jo Rowling at the "Nibbies," the British Book Awards, where Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince won book of the year; one is a montage that shows and talks about her often and also features Jason Isaacs,Continued...

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J.K. Rowling Updates Site; Talks Phoenix Movie, Memerson

Posted by: sue
April 05, 2006, 07:25 AM

J.K.Rowling has updated her website today with a new diary entry where she discusses Book Seven, the British Book Awards, and a visit to the set of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. Jo writes:

The book's still going well, I'm sure you're pleased to hear, lack of paperContinued...

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Kids Name Goblet Fav Film, Potter Fav Book

Posted by: Melissa
April 02, 2006, 01:27 AM

At the Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards, Goblet of Fire took home Favorite Movie honors while Harry Potter triumphed as favorite book. The awards took place yesterday and were the result of more than 25 million votes.

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Newsround Video Interview with J.K. Rowling

Posted by: sue
March 30, 2006, 11:54 AM

Lizo, from CBBC Newsround was at the British Book Awards last night, and he was able to get an quick interview with Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling. He asked Jo about the progress on Book Seven, where she said "I've done a bit. But there's nothing more I can tell you. Everything's aContinued...

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince

Half-Blood Prince Named British Book of the Year

Posted by: sue
March 29, 2006, 04:21 PM

Update: See pics now in our gallery, with hi-res on the way.
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince has been named "Book of the Year" at the British Book Awards held tonight in London. Jo is quoted by the BBC as saying "I'm delighted that Harry Potter continues to give soContinued...

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Possible J.K. Rowling Appearance at Book Awards; Confirmed Interview Airing on Channel 4 in Summer

Posted by: sue
March 24, 2006, 07:37 PM

UPDATE: CBBC Newsround has now confirmed that Jo will in fact be interviewed on the Richard & Judy program; broadcast date is still undecided but probably in either June or July.
Last month we told you that Harry Potter and the Half-Blood PrinceContinued...

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HBP Audio Book Nominated for Award

Posted by: Melissa
March 13, 2006, 09:29 PM

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince has been nominated for a 2006 Audie award, in the category, "Children’s Titles for Ages 8+." The Audies are the only awards in the U.S devoted exclusively to audiobooks and spoken word entertainment. The winners will be announced on MayContinued...

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Followup: Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Award Voting Now Open

Posted by: sue
March 08, 2006, 12:51 PM

Last month, we told you that Harry Potter had been nominated at the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards. Voting for these awards is now open, and you may do so via this link.The Harry Potter series is nominated in the category of "Favorite Book." Harry Potter and the Goblet of FireContinued...

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J.K. Rowling: Greatest Living British Writer?

Posted by: sue
March 02, 2006, 07:42 PM

In conjunction with the launch of The Book Magazine, a new "quarterly national consumer magazine," they are conducting a vote to ask the public who they believe is the greatest living British writer. Along with such writers listed as Ian Rankin, John LeCarre, Terry Pratchett, Helen Fielding,Continued...