J.K. Rowling: A British National Treasure?J.K. Rowling
The Sunday Telegraph and the British Library have launched a new online contest to commemorate the tenth anniversary of the library’s opening at its new site in St Pancras, in London, England. Open to the public, they are seeking votes on who should be considered a National Treasure in various categories such as the Sciences, Innovation and Enterprise, and Public Life, Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling is among those nominated in the Arts category. This category will win the Bronte Award, and is for those who “are the entertainers, the showmen and women who make us laugh, cry, scream and shout. ” If you are so inclined, you may vote for these awards via this link. Others nominated in this category include Dame Judi Dench, Dame Helen Mirren, Sir Ian McKellen, David Hockney, Sir Paul McCartney and Sir Anthony Hopkins. These awards are due to be presented in September.