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JK Rowling wins British Book of the Year award

JK Rowling's latest teenage wizard tale -- "Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince" -- was named Book of the Year on Wednesday at the British Book Awards.

india Updated: Mar 30, 2006 02:16 IST
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JK Rowling's latest teenage wizard tale -- "Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince" -- was named Book of the Year on Wednesday at the British Book Awards.

Rowling, whose sales have topped 300 million worldwide, was able to reassure young readers around the globe that the final book in the Potter saga was on target.

"I am enjoying writing the last book in the series and it's coming along nicely," she said.

Rowling fought off an eclectic band of authors to land the prize -- they included Sharon Osbourne for her autobiography and celebrity chef Jamie Oliver for his book on Italian cooking.

First Published: Mar 30, 2006 02:16 IST