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J.K. Rowling Wins Best Book-to-Flick and All-Time Fave at Teen Read Awards

Posted by: Rosi
September 28, 2010, 09:48 AM

Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling has won two awards at the first annual Teen Read Awards presented by Chapters Indigo Books & Music. Rowling received the Best Book-to-Flick award for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince and Best All-Time Fave for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Lord VoldemortContinued...

Indigo Ranks Deathly Hallows as Best Young Adult Book of the Decade

Posted by: Rosi
December 29, 2009, 10:59 AM

A press release from Canadian book retailer Indigo Books & Music Inc. has ranked Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows as the top book of the decade in their newly released Young Adult Fiction list. The list was put together by a "dedicated team of Indigo book buyers," withContinued...

J.K. Rowling to Receive First Hans Christian Andersen Award

Posted by: sue
October 06, 2009, 10:16 AM

Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling has been selected to receive the very first Hans Christian Anderson Literature Prize next year in Odense, Denmark. Given in honor of the prolific author of classic fairy tales such as The Princess and the Pea, The Emperor's New Clothes, The Ugly DucklingContinued...

Harry Potter Among All-Time Coolest Pop Culture Heroes from Entertainment Weekly

Posted by: Edward
March 27, 2009, 02:30 PM

UPDATE: You can see the cover of the EW magazine, which features a newer photo of Dan Radcliffe as Harry and an old photo of Ralph Fiennes as Voldemort here in our galleries.

Entertainment Weekly has released a new list which ranks their Twenty All-Time Coolest HeroesContinued...

J.K. Rowling's The Tales of Beedle the Bard on Shortlist for British Book Award

Posted by: sue
March 10, 2009, 07:08 AM

The Tales of Beedle the Bard written by Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling have been nominated this year at the Galaxy British Book Awards.  Beedle the Bard is on the shortlist for "Children's Book of the Year," along with a few others including: Breaking Dawn byContinued...

Kids' Choice Awards Voting Now Open

Posted by: Edward
March 02, 2009, 08:50 PM

As TLC reported previously, the Harry Potter novels by author J. K. Rowling have been nominated at the 22nd Annual Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards in the "Favorite Book" category.  Voting has now opened online via this link.  The winners are set to be announced when the show airs on Saturday, MarchContinued...

Handprints of JK Rowling Now On Display in Edinburgh, Scotland

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.Continued...

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

Posted by: sue
February 02, 2009, 02:50 PM

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" (theContinued...

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Nominated for Independent Bookseller Award

Posted by: sue
October 29, 2008, 02:19 PM

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows has been nominated for the Independent Bookseller Book Prize in the Children's book category. The Times reports the winner of this award, "given to the writer of the book most enjoyed by customers of specialist bookshops acrossContinued...

City of Edinburgh to Honor J.K. Rowling

Posted by: sue
September 18, 2008, 08:57 PM

Previously, we told you J.K. Rowling was to be honored with the Edinburgh Award, given by the city in Scotland where she resides. Update This event is now confirmed for tonight, Friday, September 19 in Edinburgh, with the The Herald reporting the following statement from JKR : “It is an absolute honourContinued...

Followup: More on JK Rowling Honor from City of Edinburgh

Posted by: sue
June 28, 2008, 12:57 AM

Last August we reported that the city of Edinburgh, Scotland was seeking to honor J.K. Rowling for her contributions to literature. Tonight the Scotsman has more on this, as they report the Harry Potter author will be “immortalised in a Hollywood-style “walk of fame”Continued...

J.K. Rowling: A British National Treasure?

Posted by: sue
June 27, 2008, 11:50 PM

The Sunday Telegraph and the British Library have launched a new online contest to commemorate the tenth anniversary of the library’s opening at its new site in St Pancras, in London, England. Open to the public, they are seeking votes on who should be considered a National Treasure in various categoriesContinued...

J.K. Rowling Named Author of the Year at Children's Choice Book Awards

Posted by: sue
May 14, 2008, 02:42 PM

Back in March, we told you Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling had been nominated for a National Children’s Choice Book Award. Last night in New York City, these awards were presented, with J.K. Rowling named “Author of the Year,” for her work on Harry PotterContinued...

"Deathly Hallows" Receives Andre Norton Award at 2008 Nebula Awards

Posted by: Edward
April 29, 2008, 03:30 PM

A follow up today as the seventh book, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows,” won the 2008 Andre Norton Award at the Annual Nebula Awards Ceremony which took place in Austin, Texas this past weekend. As we first told you previously, the Science Fiction and FantasyContinued...

JK Rowling Honored at British Book Awards

Posted by: sue
April 09, 2008, 09:29 PM

Previously we reported Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling was to receive a special award at the British Book Awards. That ceremony took place tonight in London, England where Jo was presented with the Outstanding Achievement honor. You can see early photos of Jo at this event, here in our galleries. BloombergContinued...