Harry Potter

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J. K. Rowling named author of the year

Submitted by Blake on Sat, 02/05/2000 - 11:02
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The writer of the popular \"Harry Potter\" children\'s books has been named author of the year in the British Book Awards after being beaten by \"Beowulf\" in two other recent prestigious literary competitions.

J. K. Rowling, whose books about the adventures of a child wizard enrolled in a witchcraft school have been the focus of controversy in the United States, beat five other contenders, including horror writer Stephen King, to take the prize Thursday night.

Harry Potter books Promote Hatred and Rebellion

Submitted by Blake on Sat, 01/29/2000 - 11:14
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OregonLive has a story HERE on the infamous Harry Potter.\"

Complaining that Harry Potter\'s popular books for children will lead readers to \"hatred and rebellion,\" a couple in this central Oregon town is asking schools to ban them.

It\'s the latest in a controversy that pits parents who object to the adventure stories about witchcraft against parents who say the popular tales encourage children to read.

Ingram changes the rules

Submitted by rochelle on Tue, 11/02/1999 - 11:00
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librarydragon1 writes "Just got this from our library system lisserve If your vendor is Ingram, and you're expecting the new HP book to to be out for your patrons this Saturday, don't hold your breath:
"Hi, all. I just had a disturbing conversation with Customer Service at
Ingram Books. Apparently, if you have pre-ordered less than 10 copies of
Harry Potter from them, they will not deliver on time for Saturday's release
date. I was told that they will be shipped on Friday for Monday delivery.