Rowling Wows Obama—and Medvedev, Too

Prez praises Rowling; Michelle dines with high-flying women
By Katherine Thompson,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 3, 2009 10:13 AM CDT
The wife of British Prime Minister Sar ah Brown, right, greets British author J.K Rowling, before they join the G-20 spouses for a visit to the Royal Opera House, Thursday April 2, 2009.   (AP Photo/Joel Ryan)
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(Newser) – Barack Obama took a break from the global economic crisis at a Downing Street G20 dinner this week, buttonholing JK Rowling to tell her that he had read all of her Harry Potter books—and had read them to his girls, the Telegraph reports. And Dmitry Medvedev did his US counterpart one better: The Russian president asked the writer for an autograph.