Jo Rowling tweeted just yesterday to show her gratitude for being "chosen as one of 10 Literacy Heroes through National Literacy Trust's UK-wide campaign, which included voting from fans and a panel including authors Joanna Trollope, Cressida Cowell and Dorothy Koomson, entrepreneur Levi Roots, actor, comedian and writer Miles Jupp, and columnist Lucy Mangan."
I'm sorry I can't be at the #literacyhero event @ClarenceHouse, and am very touched to have been nominated.
— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) December 4, 2013
The reception took place Wednesday at Clarence House by Duchess of Cornwall; this is the first year the award has been handed out.
On that note, just a reminder for those of you who can afford to bid on a Sotheby's item:
In other award news, Julie Walters (best known to us as Molly Weasley) is to receive the very special Richard Harris Award at the British Independent Film Awards:
The awards take place this coming Sunday.The Richard Harris Award was introduced in 2002 in honour of Richard Harris and recognises outstanding contribution to British film by an actor. Previous winners have included John Hurt, David Thewlis, Bob Hoskins, Jim Broadbent, Daniel Day-Lewis, Helena Bonham Carter, Ralph Fiennes, and Michael Gambon in 2012.