JK Rowling bestowed with Frances Legion of HonourFebruary 4th, 2009 - 5:06 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 4 (ANI): Harry Potter author JK Rowling has been awarded Frances prestigious Legion of Honour.
The 43-year-old writer was knighted by French President Nicholas Sarkozy during a ceremony in the Elysee Palace, reports the Scotsman.
Rowling shot to fame with the publication in 1997 of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’’s Stone, the first of her seven-part series about the boy wizard.
The books have sold more than 400 million copies and been translated into 67 languages, including French
The Legion d”honneur is France’’s elite national merit society, which was created by Napoleon Bonaparte in the 19th century. (ANI)
- Hayek to receive French honour - Jan 03, 2012
- France honoured Harry Potter's author J.K. Rowling - Feb 04, 2009
- Galliano stripped of French honour - Aug 26, 2012
- France wants greater investment in Indian infrastructure - May 13, 2011
- J.K. Rowling gets top French award - Feb 04, 2009
- Sarkozy, Napoleon had distinct similarities, says French commentator - Jan 22, 2009
- J. K. Rowling reveals her great-grandfather was a French WW-I hero - Feb 08, 2009
- Sir Michael Caine thanks France for the wrong award - Jan 07, 2011
- J.K Rowling 'Harry Potter' Plagiarism Dismissed in US - Jan 08, 2011
- US judge dismisses Harry Potter plagiarism suit - Jan 07, 2011
- Harry Potter and the Indian fan - one last magical time (Feature) - Jul 09, 2011
- Movie to be made on J.K. Rowling's life - Feb 17, 2011
- No more Harry Potter books: Daniel Radcliffe - Nov 17, 2010
- Robert Redford Conferred The Knight Of The Legion Of Honor By French President - Oct 15, 2010
- J.K. Rowling announces e-books, Pottermore - Jun 23, 2011
Tags: author jk rowling, boy wizard, elite, elysee palace, french president, harry potter, harry potter author, jk rowling, languages, legion d honneur, legion of honour, london feb, napoleon, napoleon bonaparte, national merit, nicholas sarkozy, philosopher, scotsman