J.K. Rowling
J.K. Rowling

JKR leaves her handprints in Edinburgh

  February 12, 2009 at 7:22 AM ET
  Geri     HPANA (via Various)
  j.K. Rowling, Harry Potter author, jkr, jo rowling

J.K. Rowling's is set to leave her handprints in Edinburgh todayopens in new window. Ms. Rowling agreed to have her handprints displayed for posterity in honor of receiving the Edinburgh Award last yearopens in new window.

Jo had this to sayopens in new window about the honor:

I was delighted to receive the Edinburgh Award, as this city and its wonderful inhabitants have meant so much to me for the last 15 years.

It is particularly appropriate for a writer's hands to be represented, so I am deeply honoured to have my keyboard-chipped fingernails, not to mention my pen-induced friction callous, commemorated in the place where I produced Harry Potter.

Ms. Rowling is the second recipient of the Edinburgh Award, Ian Rankin won the award in 2007.


Browse Related Stories