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Rowling and Dylan win book awards
JK Rowling
JK Rowling was honoured for her latest Harry Potter instalment
JK Rowling has shared honours with singer Bob Dylan at a book awards ceremony in the US.

The author scooped book of the year and best children's book for her latest novel Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince at the first Quill Book Awards.

Dylan won best biography or memoir for Chronicles: Volume One, his personal history as a musician.

Neither were in New York to collect the gongs. The public voted for them from a list compiled by 6,000 book experts.

With a red carpet entrance, comedy entertainment and television figures the ceremony is a less serious affair than the heavyweight National Book Awards and Pulitzer prize.

Author and actress Kim Cattrall and writer Candace Bushnell, both of the TV series Sex and the City, attended the prize giving.

The awards covered 19 categories including audio books, children's books and graphic novels.


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