J.K. Rowling Wins 2008 Edinburgh Award

Posted on September 19, 2008

J.K. Rowling was honored in Edinburgh, the place where she wrote Harry Potter. She's the city's favorite author.

Judges said Friday that Rowling was the unanimous choice to receive the 2008 Edinburgh Award, in recognition of her contributions to Scotland's capital. Rowling said she was honoured.
Rowling said about winning the award, "Edinburgh is very much home for me and is the place where Harry evolved over seven books and many, many hours of writing in its cafes. So much has happened to me both professionally and personally since I moved here nearly 15 years ago, that to receive this recognition is particularly meaningful and special."

Scottish author Ian Rankin won last year.

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