Rowling honored with Lifetime Achievement Award

Earlier this evening author J.K. Rowling attended the Galaxy British Book Awards in London where she received the Lifetime Achievement Award. According to the site, the award “recognizes an enduringly popular author whose books have made an outstanding contribution to contemporary literature.”

Prime Minister Gordon Brown had nothing but praise for Rowling:

“She has joined a distinguished line of British authors whose work has got the whole country reading. Her books will be read for many years to come by successive generations.”

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