JK Rowling receives highest French civilian honour

Posted on:17 May 2016 18:01:37
JK Rowling receives highest French civilian honour
17 May 2016 Current Affairs: Harry Potter author JK Rowling has been made a honorary Knight in the French Legion Of Honour, France's highest civilian award. 

The 50-year-old best selling writer, whose great- grandfather was French, was given the honorary title by President Nicolas Sarkozy at a ceremony in Paris, reported Digital Spy. 

The title was created by Napoleon Bonaparte in the early 19th century and constitutes the country's elite national merit society. 

Foreigners cannot be officially inducted, but are routinely made honorary recipients. Other foreign celebrity knights include Jerry Lewis, Steven Spielberg and Barbara Streisand.

Monthly Current Affairs

Current Affairs Section

Daily Current Affairs Quiz

Subscribe to Current Affairs

Enter your email to get daily current affairs

Current Affairs February 2018

25 FEBRUARY
NEWS
24 FEBRUARY
NEWS
23 FEBRUARY
NEWS
22 FEBRUARY
NEWS

Current Affairs January 2018

31 JANUARY
NEWS
30 JANUARY
NEWS
29 JANUARY
NEWS
28 JANUARY
NEWS

Current Affairs December 2017

31 DECEMBER
NEWS
30 DECEMBER
NEWS
29 DECEMBER
NEWS
28 DECEMBER
NEWS