Rungstedlund Award

The Rungstedlund Award is an award of honor, founded by the Rungstedlund Foundation (Rungstedlundfonden) in 1991. The DKK 25,000 prize is annually handed to a person who has made a notable contribution in an area which interested Karen Blixen. The prize is handed at the birthday of Karen Blixen on 17 April. The award comes from a gift from Hørsholm Municipality at the opening of the Karen Blixen Museum on 14 May 1991.[1][2]

Rungstedlund, site of the Karen Blixen Museum

Rungstedlund was the country house in Rungsted near Copenhagen which was owned by Karen Blixen from 1939-58. Rungstedlund is now the site of the Karen Blixen Museum. [3][4]

Recipients of the Rungstedlund AwardEdit

Year Award winner Comment
2020 Puk Damsgaard
2019 Lars von Trier
2018 Minik Rosing
2017 Niels Barfoed
2016 Jette Baagøe
2015 Tom Buk-Swienty
2014 Marianne Juhl and Marianne Wirenfeldt Asmussen
2013 Karen-Lise Mynster
2012 Gabriel Axel
2011 Otto B. Lindhardt
2010 Johannes Riis
2009 Klaus Rifbjerg
2008 Aage V. Jensen
2007 Judith Thurman
2006 Hans Edvard Nørregård-Nielsen
2005 Suzanne Brøgger
2003 Aage Henriksen 25 000 DKK
2002 Lin Hua From China, translator
2001 Inger Christensen Speech by Torben Brostrøm in Information on 18 April 2001
2000 Liselotte Henriksen
1999 Tove Hussein
1998 Thorkild Bjørnvig
1997 Bodil Kjer
1996 Arne Schiøtz
1995 Palle Nielsen
1994 Clara Selborn
1993 Meryl Streep USA, for her role as Karen Blixen in the film Out of Africa based on Den afrikanske farm (The African Farm)
1992 Jørgen Gustava Brandt
1991 Knud W. Jensen

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Rungstedlund Prize Rungstedlund Foundation
  2. ^ Thomas Hjort Jensen, Victor Andersen. "Rungstedlund-fonden". Den Store Danske, Gyldendal. Retrieved December 1, 2018.
  3. ^ Gert Posselt. "Karen Blixen Museet". Den Store Danske, Gyldendal. Retrieved December 1, 2018.
  4. ^ Gert Posselt. "Rungstedlund". Den Store Danske, Gyldendal. Retrieved December 1, 2018.

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