Update: JKR receives Legion of Honor award from French president
February 3, 2009 at 1:35 PM ET
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J.K. Rowling, the author of the popular Harry Potter books, is to receive the Legion of Honor award from French President, Nicolas Sarkozy, at the Palais de l’Elysée.
We are not sure as to which rank Ms. Rowling will receive, but the honor is broken down into the following categories:
We will update this news post with pictures from the event if or when they become available online.
Thanks to Alejandro from BlogHogwarts for the news.
UPDATE: Ms. Rowling received the honorary title of "knight" today and now pictures and video are available online courtesy of UHP.
UPDATE II: In another article Jo mentions her great-grandfather, who was also a recipient of an honor and said that Voldemort's name "did not come from any anti-French sentiment ."