J.K. Rowling receives Craftsmanship Award


Author J.K. Rowling

J.K. Rowling, author of the Harry Potter series

Author J.K. Rowling's Craftsmanship Award


J.K. Rowling, the author of the Harry Potter book series, received the Stone Age Institute’s Outstanding Craftsmanship Award in 2019 for her contributions to literature, cinema, and philanthropy. Past awardees have included such luminaries as Steve Wozniak, Booker T Jones, Fritz Maytag, Lisa Loeb, Seymour Duncan, Jean Auel, John Raitt, and Todd Rundgren. The late Acheulean handaxe on the award was made by Nick Toth from a gem-quality piece of candle-wax chalcedony, using a limestone and elk antler hammer. This type of stone implement was made in the Old World ca. 500,000 years ago.