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Hans Christian Andersen Literature Award

The Hans Christian Andersen Literature Award is a Danish literary award established in 2010.[1] It is awarded every other year to a living author whose work resembles Hans Christian Andersen.[2] It is one of the biggest literary prizes in the world with the winner receiving kr. 500,000 (£60,000, or approximately $90,000).[1][2] The winner receives a bronze sculpture "The Ugly Duckling" by sculptor Stine Ring Hansen.

Paulo Coelho is listed for 2007 even though the award was not established until 2010. This is because in 2007 Coelho was presented with an honorary award by the city of Odense that was so well received the organizers of the ceremony decided to make it an annual affair and thus the idea for the Hans Christian Andersen Literature Award was born, the first official award given in 2010 but Coelho's honorary award is also listed by the award organizers.[3]

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  1. ^ a b c "JK Rowling wins Hans Christian Andersen literature award". The Guardian. 20 October 2010. Retrieved September 30, 2012.
  2. ^ a b "Harry Potter author JK Rowling wins Hans Christian Andersen award". The Telegraph. 19 Oct 2010. Retrieved September 30, 2012.
  3. ^ "The Story". Hans Christian Andersen Literature Award. Archived from the original on July 20, 2012. Retrieved August 16, 2012.
  4. ^ "Isabel Allende Wins the Hans Christian Andersen Literature Award". Hispanically Speaking News. June 28, 2011. Archived from the original on June 27, 2012. Retrieved August 16, 2012.
  5. ^ Trine Fisker (June 28, 2011). "Allende får H.C. Andersen-pris". Nyhederne (in Danish). Retrieved December 21, 2012.
  6. ^ "Salman Rushdie får dansk litteraturpris på halv million". Politiken (in Danish). 12 June 2013. Retrieved 12 June 2013.
  7. ^ Silas Bay Nielsen. "Japansk stjerneforfatter får Danmarks største litteraturpris". DR (in Danish).
  8. ^ "En halv million: Japansk succesforfatter får HCA-litteraturpris". fyens.dk (in Danish).
  9. ^ Stephen Gadd (September 11, 2017). "AS Byatt scoops prestigious Danish literary prize". CPH Post. Retrieved September 12, 2017.

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