On the 17-th of August, in Odense city British writer Salman Rushdie has received Literary award named after Hans Christian Andersen. Prise was given by Danish Crown Princess Mary, as it is reported by Deutsche Welle.
Founders of award call Rushdie “an incomparable author, who through a blend of global realism and fairytale fantasy depicts the significance of journeys and cultural meetings for our time, and thus enriches world literature".
Hans Christian Andersen Literary Award is the highest literature premium of Denmark. The award was established in 1989 to confer a distinction on writer, whose talent is equal with the endow of great Andersen. Since 2007, when the award was presented for the first time, its winners became Paulo Coelho, Joanne Rowling, and Isabel Allende. The prize fund comprises at the amount of 65 thousand euro.
Salman Rushdie is a British writer, the Booker laureat. Publishing of a novel “The Satanic Verses” provoked Irish Ayatollah Khomeini for public damnations upon the author. Rushdie was sentenced to death and hid away over the years. In 2007 the writer received the knights honour in Great Britain that caused mass rebellion among Muslims. The best creation of Rushdie is a novel “Midnight's children”.
On May 16, 1763 in one of the bookstores in London, well-known literary critic, author of the landmark Dictionary of the English Language Samuel Johnson and James Boswell met. As a result one the greatest biographies ever written was born, and the world got another holiday - International Biographer's Day.
As it is reported by the edition France24, at the auction in Paris the most famous gun in the story of French literature has been sold. The poet Paul Verlain tried to shot his love partner using the stated weapon directing to bullet to another famous literature activist Arthur Rimbaud.
The remains of Columbian laureate of Nobel Prize for literature Gabriel Garcia Marquez were buried in the repository of University of Cartagena. They had been moved from Mexico where the writer died two years ago at the age of 87.
Climate Change Performance Index published recently is the tool of transparency between international strategies in the area of climate. Its purpose is to show political and social pressure upon countries which have not taken appropriate measures on protection of environment.
In Southern Dacota (USA) for the travelers the construction similar to the house of hobbit Bilbo Baggins has been built. As The Daily Mail reports, night at the apartments situated on the tree in five meters over the ground will cost 675 dollars.
The connoisseurs of the collection of stories about the magician Harry Potter written by Joanne Rowling will be offered to take part in the Christmas dinner party in the main hall of Hogwarts castle, as Cosmopolitan UK reports.