Twenty years after entering the author sphere, J.K. Rowling is still racking up the awards. At Tuesday’s British Book Awards, Rowling was honored with an outstanding contribution prize. It came on the heels of 2016’s Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, which was co-created with John Tiffany and Jack Thorne. The story went on to be the biggest seller of the calendar year.
“Tonight is really all about you, the booksellers, without whom of course there would be no bestsellers,” Rowling said in her acceptance speech, courtesy of the BBC. “I want to thank you all for supporting my books throughout the years – this award is really for you! Thank you!”
Rowling could not take home all of the honors for the night, though. In the category for best children’s book of the year, Kiran Millwood-Hargrave proved victorious with the novel The Girl of Ink and Stars.
Rowling has enough fame, success, and accolades to probably let go of that defeat.
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