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Hans Christian Andersen Literature Award is a Danish international literary prize. The purpose is to celebrate Andersen’s influence on writers throughout the world by selecting award winners, whose writings can be linked to Andersen’s name and authorship through genre similarities or storyteller-artistic qualities.

The selected writers will be “in swan height with Hans Christian Andersen.

Haruki Murakami

Tidligere er den prestigefyldte litteraturpris gået til Salman Rushdie, Isabel Allende, J.K. Rowling og Paulo Coelho. Denne gang går The Hans Christian Andersen Literature Award til den japanske forfatter Haruki Murakami. Foruden æren modtager Murakami en bronzeskulptur udført af billedhugger Stine Ring Hansen, en check på 500.000 kr. og diplomet The Beauty of the Swan.

About the award

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Hans Christian Andersen Literature Award is a Danish international literary prize. The purpose is to celebrate Andersen’s influence on writers throughout the world by selecting award winners, whose writings can be linked to Andersen’s name and authorship through genre similarities or storyteller-artistic qualities.

The selected writers will be “in swan height with Hans Christian Andersen. “