MuggleNet Throwback: J.K. Rowling has handprints commemorated in Edinburgh
On February 12, 2009, the author of the Harry Potter series has her hands set in Caithness stone and placed on display in the grounds of Edinburgh’s City Chambers.
J.K. Rowling declared that she was delighted to be honoured with the Edinburgh Award in 2008, which was bestowed upon her by the council of the Scotland capital for her contribution to the city.
Rowling stated: “I think 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’.”
This award is surely so well-deserved for the author of the best-selling series in literature of all-time.