Jo had this to say about the honor:
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.
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.
Ms. Rowling is the second recipient of the Edinburgh Award, Ian Rankin won the award in 2007.
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