J. K. Rowling was honoured during her attendance at The British Book Awards.
The Award ceremony took place last night in London.
The Harry Potter author was presented with the Bookseller’s Association Outstanding Contribution prize and said she was “thrilled”.
She added: “Twenty years ago, I would hardly have believed I’d have a book published, let alone an accolade as wonderful as this.
“I am truly honoured and overwhelmed.
“But tonight is really all about you, the booksellers, without whom of course there would be no bestsellers.