Monday, January 24, 2005

Author: JK Rowling

Update from JK's daughter's name is Mackenzie Jean Rowling Murray

Thanks to HPANA and
From BBC

JK Rowling has given birth to a baby girl. The girl, who hasn't yet been named, was born on the evening of 23 January. A spokesperson for JK told CBBC Newsround Online that "both parents are thrilled" about the birth. Both JK and the baby are said to be doing well.

The Times reports Rowling has also donated £20,000 in funding to establish the Scottish Centre for the Children’s Book in Edinburgh.

“Scotland has a long history of producing children’s writers of exceptional quality from Robert Louis Stevenson to JM Barrie. Today we have a huge range of wonderful children’s authors including JK Rowling, Joan Lingard and Keith Gray.

“This is about providing an institution that is specifically concerned with bringing more books to children. Writers, who will also have a direct input, will develop workshops and plans for the centre.”

The centre will be based in Edinburgh’s “literary quarter”, which houses several publishers and the Scottish Poetry Library. The new Netherbow storytelling centre is being built nearby.

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