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JK Rowling's latest book prize

JK Rowling has become the first recipient of the Hans Christian Andersen Literature prize in Denmark.

The Harry Potter author was presented with the accolade at a ceremony in Andersen's home town of Odense.

The prize is for authors who write in the "tradition and spirit" of Andersen who wrote 160 fairy tales and poems.

  • 19 Oct 2010