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Update: JKR receives Legion of Honor award from French president

Published February 3, 2009 at 1:35 PM
by Geri
from HPANA (via News Tip)

J.K. Rowling, the author of the popular Harry Potter books, is to receiveopens in new window the Legion of Honor award from French President, Nicolas Sarkozy, at the Palais de l’Elysée.

We are not sure as to which rank Ms. Rowling will receive, but the honor is broken down into the following categories:

  • Chevalier (Knight)
  • Officier (Officer)
  • Commandeur (Commander)
  • Grand Officier (Grand Officer)
  • Grand-Croix (Grand Cross)
  • We will update this news post with pictures from the event if or when they become available online.

    Thanks to Alejandro from BlogHogwartsopens in new window for the news.

    UPDATE: Ms. Rowling receivedopens in new window the honorary title of "knight" today and now picturesopens in new window and videoopens in new window are available online courtesy of UHPopens in new window.

    UPDATE II: In another articleopens in new window Jo mentions her great-grandfather, who was also a recipient of an honor and said that Voldemort's name "did not come from any anti-French sentiment ."

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