Progress on seventh Potter title
J K Rowling, who has recently won Britain's Book of the Year award, reports that Book 7 progresses well.india Updated: Apr 03, 2006 15:11 IST
JK Rowling, author of the internationally successful Harry Potter series, said the seventh and final book about the schoolboy wizard "is coming along nicely" as she won Britain's Book of the Year award.
Her sixth book Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince received the accolade at the British Book Awards Wednesday night, beating one on Italian cuisine, a comic view of today's world and a music promoter's autobiography.
"I'm delighted that Harry Potter continues to give so much pleasure to adults and children, and I'm honoured to receive this award," Rowling, 40, said during the ceremony in London.
"I am enjoying writing the last book in the series and it's coming along nicely," said Rowling, whose 300 million worldwide book sales have made her a multi-millionaire.
She said that her first gong had also been a British Book Award but then she was "wearing much cheaper shoes".
Her book beat off competition from television chef Jamie Oliver, Jamie's Italy, Sharon Osbourne, My Autobiography, and Jeremy Clarkson, The World According to Clarkson.
First Published: Apr 03, 2006 13:51 IST