Crown Princess Mary Presents HCA Literature Award to Japanese Author
Today at the Odense City Hall, the Hans Christian Andersen Literature Award for 2016 was presented to Haruki Murakami by Crown Princess Mary.
During the ceremony, Mr Murakami – a Japanese writer whose works have been translated into 50 languages and are both Japanese and international best sellers – was presented with a bronze ‘Ugly Duckling’ sculpture, a diploma and a cheque for 500,000DKK that make up the prize for the award.
The committee deciding this year’s laureate described Mr Murakami’s work as an “imaginative prose [that] embodies a global view and a narrative zest that has parallels in the writing of Hans Christian Andersen.” The award is given to writers whose style of work can be linked to Hans Christian Andersen.Filed under Denmark
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