J.K. Rowling joins Woman's Hour Power list

12/02/2013 by Katie Allen

J.K. Rowling is the first author to join the Woman's Hour Power List

Harry Potter author J K Rowling has made the top 20 of BBC Radio 4's first-ever Woman's Hour Power List 2013, alongside politician Harriet Harman and media mogul Elisabeth Murdoch. The Queen tops the list.

The author, who published her first adult novel The Casual Vacancy last year, is mentioned for her writing and charitable work. Also in the top 100, though missing out on the ranked top 20, is Carol Ann Duffy, named the first female and openly gay poet laureate in May 2009.

Broadcaster Clare Balding, whose memoir My Animals and Other Family was a bestseller last year, is also nominated, as is comedian and author Dawn French. Publishers are also represented, with Gail Rebuck, CEO of Random House in at number 10, and Ursula Mackenzie, Little, Brown CEO and Sigrid Rausing, owner of Granta magazine and Granta Books also in the top 100.

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