Thursday, December 5, 2013

Awards: J.K. Rowling Honoured at Literary Heroes Event, Julie Walters to Recieve Richard Harris Award

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."

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:
a unique charm bracelet based on designs by will be auctioned on 10 Dec by in aid of

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 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.
The awards take place this coming Sunday.

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