Baroness Rowling

  November 9, 2003 at 1:29 PM ET
  Geri     Godric's Hollow (via Sunday Mirror)

The author of the Harry Potter series, J.K. Rowling is to be offered a peerage opens in new windowby Tony Blair in recognition of her contribution to literature.

Ms. Rowling will be called Baroness Rowling when she is included on a list of new "working peers" drawn up by Mr. Blair to bolster the Government in the House of Lords.

A senior MP who has worked on the list said:

"JK Rowling is definitely going to be there, if she agrees. She's a long-standing Labour supporter and would be a very valued member of the Lords."

She is likely to be offered her peerage in one of the New Year or Birthday Honours lists to be agreed between Downing Street and the Queen over the next year.

Order of British Peerageopens in new window description:

Life peerages are created each year by the British monarch for several distinguished persons. Life peers hold the rank for their own lives only; the titles do not pass on to their children. Both men and women may be granted life peerages, and the titles given to them are baron and baroness.


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