J.K. Rowling
J.K. Rowling

JKR receives 'Author of the Year' award

  May 14, 2008 at 9:47 AM ET
  Geri     HPANA (via Business Wire)
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J.K. Rowling, the author of the popular Harry Potter series receivedopens in new window the 'Author of the Year Award' at the first annual Children's Choice Book Awards at a gala in New York City. Over 55,000 votesopens in new window were made with voting ending on May 4th.

The awards program was created to:

... provide young readers with an opportunity to voice their opinions about the books being written for them and to help develop a reading list that will motivate children to read. The program is a new component of Children's Book Week, the longest running literacy event in the country.

Congratulations to JKR.


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