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Salman Rushdie awarded Denmark's top literature prize

Aug 18, 2014    

Odense (Denmark) Indian-born British author Salman Rushdie has been given a literary award named after Denmark's famous poet and fairy tale writer Hans Christian Andersen. The HC Andersen Literature Award was presented by Danish Crown Princess Mary at the Concert Hall of Odense, which is Denmark's third largest city and the hometown to Andersen.Rushdie also received 500,000 Danish kroner (about 90,000 dollars) and a statue of "Ugly Duckling", created by Danish sculptor Stine Ring Hansen, Xinhua reported.According to the literature award's committee, Rushdie received the award "d...

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