JKR awarded at South Bank Show awards

Jo Rowling has been awarded with an outstanding achievement prize at the UK's The South Bank Show awards which recognize British achievement in music, theatre, television and the arts.

The author mentioned that finishing Harry Potter “has been the worst break-up of my life – far worse than splitting up with any man. But it has also been wonderful to stop and draw breath and think, 'My God, look what's happened with an idea I had 17 years ago on a train'.”

The awards will be broadcast on 3 February on ITV1 at 2240 GMT.

Check out some pics of Jo, looking wonderful, at the award ceremony at Getty.

UPDATE: Sky News video interview with Jo here and her acceptance speech here.