JK Rowling at the British Book Awards
JK Rowling at the British Book Awards

'HBP' wins 'Book of the Year'

  March 29, 2006 at 2:52 PM ET
  Geri     HPANA (via ITV.com)

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince has won the Book of the Yearopens in new window award at this year's British Book Awardsopens in new window, which was held in London this evening.

Ms. Rowling was in attendance and said:

I'm delighted that Harry Potter continues to give so much pleasure to adults and children, and I'm honoured to receive this award. I am enjoying writing the last book in the series and it's coming along nicely.

Half-Blood Prince was up against Jamie Oliver's Jamie's Italy, Sharon Osbourne's My Autobiography and Jeremy Clarkson's The World According to Clarkson.

You can see some pictures hereopens in new window courtesy of Getty Images.

Congratulations Ms. Rowling.


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