J.K. Rowling to Receive First Hans Christian Andersen Award


Oct 06, 2009

Posted by SueTLC

Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling has been selected to receive the very first Hans Christian Anderson Literature Prize next year in Odense, Denmark. Given in honor of the prolific author of classic fairy tales such as The Princess and the Pea, The Emperor’s New Clothes, The Ugly Duckling and many more beloved stories, the Copenhagen Post reports:

“The literature prize is to be awarded to someone who can directly or indirectly be compared with Hans Christian Andersen.Rowling
has sold more than 400 million copies of her Harry Potter books and is
often credited with encouraging a new generation of children to enjoy
reading.The 44-year-old author will receive the award in a ceremony on 19 October 2010.

city already has a strong link to Rowling’s books and hosts an annual
Harry Potter Festival, which transforms the City Hall into Hogwarts
School for witches and wizards. The festival is run in conjunction with
the public library to encourage children to read.”

As noted above, JKR is due to receive the award in person next year and we will report on that when the ceremony takes place. Congratulations Jo!

101 Responses to J.K. Rowling to Receive First Hans Christian Andersen Award

Avatar Imagepfowlerp says: Awsome!! Congrats J.K. Rowling!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Avatar Imagepfowlerp says: Yea, 1st!!!!!!!!Avatar ImageLilleby says: YAY! SHE'S COMING TO DENMARK :D She really deserve this award! <3Avatar ImageMoose_Starr says: This is way cool. Not only has JKR won an award for her achievements in literature and encouraging people to read but, she has been awarded the first ever of these awards. That is just awesome. Congratulations JKR :)Avatar Imagesairah says: Congratulations Jo!!! You really REALLY deserve it!Avatar ImageRossonera says: Congrats Jo! I'd love to go to the festival!Avatar ImageNicci Weasley says: She deserves it! AND this means she is comming to Denmark !!!! =DAvatar Imagelevi-OH-sa not levio-SA says: awesome! i looked up that festival... it looks like so much fun! Avatar ImagePhoenix1946 says: That is absolutely Awesome!! Well deserved award. And to receive the First ever awarded.Avatar Imagejenge says: Congratulations Jo! Wow, the Harry Potter Festival sounds awesome :DAvatar Imagewandmastercalum says: Gz Jo :)!!!!!!!Avatar ImageTonks1 says: Congratulations J. K. jRowling!!!! This is just awsome. I like the fact that the city has a Harry Potter festival. That's just plain COOL.Avatar ImageMarron says: Yep more than a decade of Harry Potter...This is truly well deserved. Avatar ImageTheWizard says: Yeah! I live in Denmark, and the 19 October 2010 I'm going to Odense :D And she deserves it!! Avatar Imageskiving snackboxes says: congrats Jo! And man, how cool would that fesitval be? Avatar Imageflowerchild says: Congrats Jo!Avatar ImageMatea says: congrats! every award is well deserved. she's the greatest author of all times.Avatar Imagebettb says: And the accolades continue. :-)) Jo is just THE BEST.Avatar ImageFifi says: Wow, I had to read the title a few times before I could finally register that! Congrats! = ]Avatar Imagecoppertopchopperhopper says: Congratulations Jo - You're the perfect First recipient of this award! So we're organising a Leaky trip to Copenhagen Next year then? :D Avatar Imagehermionerules1844 says: I love Hans Christen Anderson! Who is better than Jo to get the first award? I wonder who who will get the award next.Avatar Imagealicia00 says: that is relly coolAvatar ImageScarStruck says: awwwww.that is SO awesome. congrats jo!!!!!!!Avatar Imagemagicmaniac says: CONGRATS JO!LOVE THE HARRY POTTER BOOKS!!!!!!! (Duh.)Avatar Imagemagicmaniac says: I wish I could go!I am in the US. :(Avatar Imagehumbert0 says: Congratulations J. K. Rowling!!!Avatar ImageBrosia23 says: She so deserved this.Avatar ImageBrosia23 says: She more than deserves this award.Avatar ImageHermione Elizabeth says: YAY!! Congrats Jo! What a wonderful award! :)Avatar ImageLuce_depp says: good on Jo...she deserves it too!Avatar Imageqwillpen says: That is wonderful!Avatar ImageScribbled says: Congratulations, Jo, you deserve it. Avatar ImageHGROSS44 says: Have visited Hans Christian Andersons place in Denmark it was ausom. I loved it over there good Hot Dogs. Jo it is great that they gave you this award as you have done a lot for getting people of all ages to read again. Thanks.Avatar ImageJessSnape says: Good for Jo!! She deserves loads of awards for her writing!!Avatar Imagesimos says: I would love to go to the Harry Potter festival.Avatar Imagetraci1978 says: very exciting!Avatar ImageFigment says: Congrats Jo on the award!Avatar Imagesmilemichael says: Congratulations Jo!!!Avatar ImageLauraKeaton says: Can't think of a better recipient. Congrats Jo!Avatar ImageSmitch says: Festival sounds fun. Do you think the person writing the article has read HP? "Hogwarts School for witches and wizards..." lol! Congrats to JK Rowling; a much deserved award. She is right up there with Hans C. Avatar Imageluna.quibbler says: wow congrats Jo!! thats wonderful and well deserved!!Avatar ImageJane_Potter says: Congrats Jo!!!!Avatar ImageWON_TWO says: That is quite an honor... And bloody well deserved indeed!Avatar Imageaxlgirl says: Go go Jo!! Congratulations! =DAvatar ImageEeyore says: Congrats to Jo! It's great to see her being honored in this way.Avatar ImageBlatcher914 says: Congrats, on yet another well deserves award!Avatar Imagepotterforpresident says: As if there was any doubt. Go Jo! She deserves it. And the Harry Potter Festival sounds amazing. I wish I could be there to see it.Avatar Imagemuggle118 says: congrats she deff deserves itAvatar ImageWingardium Leviosa says: Wow that's so cool, she totally deserves it! But I wish my town had a Harry Potter festival...Avatar Imagemjkalldaway says: congrats Jo! you really deserve itAvatar Imagecheeserpleaser says: Congratulations to her on securing this award! She certainly does deserve it.Avatar ImageCatherine says: She deserves this and each and every award granted to her. You are amazing Jo! Conrats! (i wish i could go to that festival!)Avatar Image-MischiefManaged- says: Hmmmm, next year's RingCon will be 15-17 Oct, and this award ceremony will take place two days after that... Hmmmm indeed, wonder if another extended RingCon trip is going to be in order :) Congrats to Jo, she totally deserves this award. I can't think of another writer who would deserve it more than our beloved Jo.Avatar ImageAsta says: congratulations, JKR!!!! yes, she deserves it...Avatar Imagegryffindor1991 says: COOL!!! Avatar ImageGiant Squid says: congratulations JKR!Avatar ImageBrosia23 says: She almost single-handedly changed the way that children looked at reading. I salute her.Avatar Imagestevenk12468 says: Awesome! Congratz, Jo.Avatar Imagestevenk12468 says: Awesome! Congratz, Jo.Avatar ImageHmrc5 says: Beautifull! She deserves it! Very very nice to know about it! Avatar ImageAtb says: How confusing, there already is a Hans Christian Andersen award for children literature... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hans_Christian_Andersen_AwardAvatar Imagemakochibi says: CONGRATS JO!!!Avatar ImageRubyHagrid says: Whoo! Congrats!Avatar ImageReszalia says: Congratulations! Avatar Imagealegria35 says: congrats, Jo!Avatar Imagejoyceemorrison says: oh WOW! very prestigious. congratulations, jo! =)Avatar Imageginevrapotter07 says: She's phenomenal!!! Congratulations Jo! And she wouldn't have won this award if it weren't for the fans that bought her books... woooo!Avatar ImageRodiniusBlack says: Wow, congratulations Jo! You deserve it!Avatar ImageSigourney1990 says: yay! go Jo! she deserves this so much :) she's done so much for literature and getting more and more kids into reading from a young age. i was one of the lucky ones who already read avidly but i think HP definitely fuelled the obsession! :DAvatar ImagevampressISap0tter says: well. she deserves it, from rags to riches, it tells us that anyone can be a writer and anyone can dream. harry potter...a phenomenonAvatar Imagestevenk12468 says: Awesome! Congratz, Jo.Avatar ImageTheGriff says: Congratulations! Do i even need to say that its completely 100% deserved.Avatar ImageReszalia says: Congratulations! Avatar ImageHPandtheDA007 says: she truly deserves it. congrats Jo!!!!! Avatar Imageultraviolet says: think she should recieve a knighthood, or damehood whatever they call itAvatar ImageKC Nox says: incredible! Congrats jo!Avatar ImageHBPFan says: Excellent!! Congratulations JKR!! You really deserve this award. Am so glad you are the one who is getting it :)Avatar ImageProfKnight says: bam take that she is by far the coolest author to come around for quite along timeAvatar ImageProfKnight says: bam take that she is by far the coolest author to come around for quite along timeAvatar ImageProfKnight says: bam take that she is by far the coolest author to come around for quite along timeAvatar ImageFresca says: Well deserved, Jo! Congratulations!Avatar ImageProfKnight says: bam take that she is by far the coolest author to come around for quite along timeAvatar Imagestevenk12468 says: This is awesome!Avatar Imagestevenk12468 says: This is awesome!Avatar Imagehp931 says: CONGRATZ JO!Avatar Imagefinniguffle651 says: COPENHAGEN! Wonderful, wonderful Copenhagen for MEEE! This is awesome! The only person more awesome than Jo is Hans Christian Anderson! Congrats!!! :DAvatar ImagexAnaheyy says: Congrats Jo ♥ :) !Avatar Imagesunshinetannee says: great congratzzz jo Avatar ImageAlice Weasley says: I'm so excited for this!!! I love JKR and HCA :)Avatar Imageeamonnteh says: Congratulations Jo!!!Avatar ImageAsi says: GREEEEEEEEATTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT! I love Harry Potter more(though I don't possible to love something more)Avatar ImageMidnightSun321 says: Yayyyyy! She deserves it :)Avatar Imagewing says: hahahahahhaAvatar Imagewing says: hahahahahhaAvatar Imagewing says: hahahahahhaAvatar Imagewing says: hahahahahhaAvatar Imagewing says: hahahahahhaAvatar Imagewilliam 93 says: She is the one who deserves it the most.Avatar Imagewilliam 93 says: CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!Avatar ImageLonewolf_ says: I live in Sweden, which is close to denmark. Maybe I can go there!:D

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