J.K. Rowling
J.K. Rowling

JKR to receive honorary degree & give Harvard Commencement speech in June

  January 17, 2008 at 3:28 PM ET
  Geri     The Leaky Cauldron (via The Crimson)
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Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling will be the principal speakeropens in new window at this year's Harvard Commencement ceremony in June, where she will also receive an honorary degree.

President Drew Faust saysopens in new window of the event:

Perhaps no one in our time has done more than J.K. Rowling to inspire young people to experience the excitement and sheer joy of reading. Her tails of Harry, Ron, and Hermione and their Hogwarts adventures have cast a spell on millions of readers around the world. Harvard isn't exactly Hogwarts, but I'm sure that her visit with us this June will be a moment of magic for J.K. Rowling's many admirers across the University.


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