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Harry Potter Book Series Wins at Kids' Choice Awards

Posted by: sue
March 30, 2008, 01:31 AM

Once again, the Harry Potter books are tops, as the book series by J.K. Rowling was named a winner at tonight’s Nick Kids’ Choice Awards. Congratulations!

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JK Rowling Nominated for Children's Choice Book Award

Posted by: sue
March 25, 2008, 02:55 AM

Author J.K. Rowling has been nominated for an award given by the Children’s Book Council. The School Library Journal reports that Jo is nominated for her book Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows as a “2007 Author of the Year” along with Anthony Horowitz (Snakehead), RickContinued...

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J.K. Rowling Receives James Joyce Award in Dublin

Posted by: sue
February 13, 2008, 12:06 PM

As we reported previously, author J.K. Rowling was to receive a special James Joyce award at University College in Dublin. That event was held last night, and Irish newspaper Independent reports on the event where JKR read from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, signed copies of the book, andContinued...

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Jim Dale Wins Grammy Award for "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" AudioBook

Posted by: sue
February 11, 2008, 01:21 AM

At ceremonies before tonight’s telecast, it was announced that Jim Dale won the Grammy Award in the category best “Spoken Word Album for Children” for his audio recording of “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” written by J.K. Rowling.Continued...

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Audie Award Nomination for Jim Dale and "Deathly Hallows"

Posted by: sue
February 06, 2008, 03:12 AM

Actor Jim Dale has been nominated for his audio recording of J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows at the 2008 Audie Awards. Recognized for his voice work in the category of “Solo Narration-Male,” Jim Dale is nominated along with Edward Herrmann, narrator ofContinued...

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J.K. Rowling Named Overall Great Briton of 2007

Posted by: sue
February 01, 2008, 01:55 AM

Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling has been named the Morgan Stanley Overall Great Briton of 2007 as well as the winner of the Great Briton, Arts category. As we reported last month, Jo was nominated for these awards which recognize those who “contributed exceptional achievements to their fieldContinued...

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New Audio, Video Interviews with J.K. Rowling at South Bank Show Awards

Posted by: sue
January 30, 2008, 07:47 PM

Yesterday we told you that Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling had been honored at the South Bank Show Awards. We now have three videos containing new interviews with Jo, as well as footage from the award ceremony which will be broadcast on UK channel ITV February 3.

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J.K. Rowling Honored at South Bank Show Awards, Jokes About Replacing Gambon with Lord Attenborough

Posted by: sue
January 29, 2008, 04:11 PM

A follow up today on news we first told you about several weeks ago involving a special recognition for Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling. The BBC reports the South Bank Show awards presented Jo with a special honor, giving her "an outstanding achievement prize for her success with the HarryContinued...

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"Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" Nominated for Two Nebula Awards

Posted by: Edward
January 21, 2008, 04:15 PM

The seventh book in author J. K. Rowling’s series, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows,” has been nominated for two awards in the preliminary ballot for the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America’s Nebula Awards. This non-profit group which aimsContinued...

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The ALA Names "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" a Notable Book

Posted by: sue
January 16, 2008, 07:31 PM

The American Library Association continued handing out awards, and included another mention for the final book in the Harry Potter series. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling was named on the list of 2008 Notable Children’s Books, specifically in the “OlderContinued...

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J.K. Rowling One of 50 Greatest British Post War Writers

Posted by: sue
January 15, 2008, 06:06 PM

The Times newspaper has compiled a list of the top 50 greatest British writers since 1945, and J.K. Rowling was ranked at number 42. Noting that children read the Harry Potter books "simply because they love them, and because Rowling has an extraordinary ability to hold the reader until theContinued...

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"Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" Audio Book Honored by ALA

Posted by: sue
January 15, 2008, 01:18 AM

Today, the American Library Association announced their winners for the year’s top books, videos and audiobooks for children and young adults. In the first ever Odyssey Award for Excellence in Audiobook Production, the audiobook of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows narratedContinued...

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J.K. Rowling to be Honored by South Bank Show Awards?

Posted by: sue
January 10, 2008, 12:33 AM

There is a new report online tonight claiming that J.K. Rowling is to receive a special honor at the upcoming South Bank Show Awards. Richard Kay, columnist for The Daily Mail writes that the Harry Potter author is “due to receive an award for outstanding achievement” at the 12thContinued...

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USA Today: "Harry Potter" prevails, wands down

Posted by: sue
December 27, 2007, 08:50 PM

The USA Today has published a Books Year in Review special, and selected “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” as their number one book of the year. In an article titled “Harry Potter prevails, wands down,” the newspaper addresses the various sales records, the pre-release spoilersContinued...

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Newsweek Names "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" Best Book of the Year

Posted by: sue
December 16, 2007, 02:04 PM

The end of the year list mania continues as Newsweek magazine has selected "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" as their Best Book of 2007. In an article titled "Wizards, Warmongers and the West Coast," the magazine lists their 15 best books, with the final installmentContinued...