That she has been denied this accolade is perhaps an accidental gift to her from American Christians, who have so successfully created their own sub-culture that they marginalize nearly every artist they embrace.
The following are concepts championed by the Harry Potter series:
- Love is the most powerful force in the universe.
- Good and evil are real, and opposed to each other, no matter what perspective you take.
- Death is not the end of a person; the human soul is both undying and the most precious possession we have.
- Substitutionary death carries enormous power.
The beautiful subversiveness of these ideas is that they are woven into a story of amazing craftsmanship, where they slip past our society's usual filters and infect our imaginations.
Thank God for Ms. Rowling.