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J.K. Rowling Wins Literature Prize in Denmark

By Hanako M. Ricks

HollywoodNews.com: J.K. Rowling, the best-selling author of the Harry Potter series, was on-hand today to become the first recipeint of the Hans Christian Andersen Literature Prize, which is awarded to a living author who can be compared to Andersen. Andersen, the author of such tales as “The Little Mermaid” and “The Ugly Duckling”, wrote about 160 fairy tales and poems before his death in 1875.

Video of Rowling’s acceptance speech can be seen below:

The Harry Potter series has sold over 400 million copies since the first book, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, was first released in 1997. The series has also become one of the best-selling movie franchises of all time; the first six films have grossed over $5 billion, with the final two films in the franchise due for release next month (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1) and in July 2011 (Part 2).

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