JK Rowling’s visit was the highlight of the year 2010. The scenes on the Internet from her memorable visit to speak for themselves – they can be viewed by simply goggle’ing “JK Rowling in Odense”. Or search www.youtube.com for “The Beauty of the Swan”.
The phrase “The Beauty of the Swan”has become synonymous with the literature prize ceremony and the song – composed for the same event – indeed bear this name. It was H.R.H. Princess Marie who presented the award to J.K. Rowling and The Odense Symphony Orchestra played “The Beauty of the Swan” accompanied by a girls’ choir of 100 young girls. The City Hall was transformed into the great hall of the “Hogwarts Castle”, where J.K. Rowling read for 300 Harry-Potter-clad children and answered their questions. A day the citizents of Odense will always remember.
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