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J.K. Rowling Received Literature Award in Denmark

October 20, 2010 (3:23 am) GMT
For being comparable to children books' writer Hans Christian Andersen, the 'Harry Potter' author is honored with $93,352 award.

"Harry Potter" author J.K. Rowling has become the first winner of the Hans Christian Andersen Literature Prize. The British writer accepted a $93,352 award on Tuesday, October 19 at a ceremony in Odense, Denmark - the birthplace of famed children's writer Andersen.

Rowling spoke of her delight at the honor and paid tribute to the great Dane, insisting the "Little Mermaid" scribe "created indestructible, eternal characters." She said, "I'm humbled and deeply honored to receive this wonderful award. Hans Christian Andersen is a writer I revere, because his work was of that rare order that seems to transcend authorship... (This is) an award I shall treasure all my life."

The honor will be handed out to writers whose work can be compared to Andersen, according to the Associated Press.


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