Thursday, November 29, 2007

J.K. Rowling - Entertainer of the Year!

During dinner in our frigid staff lunchroom this evening, a coworker was reading this week's Entertainment Weekly Magazine. It had their round-up of the top 25 entertainers of the year. And the star at the top of their list? None other than J.K. Rowling! See the part of the article about her here.

It is quite something, I think, to have a list of the top 25 entertainers in the world (mostly America), in a fairly non-literary magazine, in our time of mega-movies, overnight singing sensations, and the like, to have an author in the number one spot. Gives one hope.

Sure, part of the reason she is there is the overwhelming success of the Harry Potter movie franchise. But it is the books. The wild popularity and success of the books that are the thing.

I'm rather tickled. And it isn't a bad article.

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