JK Rowling to be honored by Edinburgh Award

The town of Edinburgh, known to fans as where JK Rowling has lived and wrote the Potter novels, will bestow a prestigious Edinburgh Award upon Jo at an upcoming ceremony. Said to be the most prestigious award since one given to Sean Connery in 1991, The Scotsman reports:

The city council's Edinburgh Award will also see Ms Rowling immortalised in a Hollywood-style “walk of fame” in the quadrangle outside the City Chambers, where she will leave her handprints.

Scotland's leading literary figures are expected at a gala dinner for the occasion.

A senior source at the city council said: “It should be a fantastic occasion. We're trying to ensure as many other Edinburgh people who have won major awards over the year will be there so they can share in the occasion.”

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