UPDATED: JKR Accepts James Joyce Award

UPDATE: Four pictures from the event can be seen here, here, here, and here. Big thanks to Stephen Boyle and Daniel Lynch!

Last night, Jo Rowling was presented by the Literary and Historical Society of UCD in Dublin with the James Joyce Award. Over 600 fans turned out to see the author read from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows and answer ten questions.

Jo said she would “never say never” to another book in the series but also felt “that the Harry story is now done.” She also revealed the character she would most like to meet is “Dumbledore — to apologise for outing him,” even if she had been tempted by a hug with Hagrid (reports La Gazette du Sorcier).

As for the opposition of the Pope to Harry Potter, she confesses that she doesn’t follow the issue. Basically, she is definitely opposed to censorship and sees Harry Potter more as a moral book than a proselyte one.

 

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