Scottish honour for JK Rowling

February 12th, 2009 - 2:37 pm ICT by ANI  

London, Feb 12 (ANI): British author JK Rowling has agreed to have her handprints preserved for posterity in Scotlands capital Edinburgh, where she is said to have penned the first Harry Potter book.

Rowling, who is said to have started writing the schoolboy wizard’’s first adventure in an Edinburgh cafe, has already been immortalised in a stone that has been given pride of place outside the City Chambers.

Now the author has had her handprints done in accordance with the civic award she received last year, which made her the second person to win the Edinburgh Award.

The award is given to individuals whose outstanding achievements have brought honour to the city, with The Rebus author Ian Rankin being the first to receive it.

I was delighted to receive the Edinburgh Award, as this city and its wonderful inhabitants have meant so much to me for the last 15 years, the Scotsman quoted her as saying.

It is particularly appropriate for a writer’’s hands to be represented, so I am deeply honoured to have my keyboard-chipped fingernails, not to mention my pen-induced friction callous, commemorated in the place where I produced Harry Potter, she added. (ANI)

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