Category: JK Rowling

The century-old Order was started by King George V in June 1917 in recognition of exceptional accomplishments in the arts, literature, music, science, politics, and religion. It is a special award held by no more than 65 people at any one time, and one which recognises contributions of national significance. J.K. Rowling has been made a Companion of Honour along with Sir Paul McCartney, Delia Smith, Sir Terence Conran, and others.

Of the honour, she said, “To be included in the distinguished as well as diversely gifted firm of the various other Companions of Honour, especially as a women author, is a certain advantage.”