Award Winner in 2015:
Author Paul Binding

Award Committee:

In Paul Binding’s narrative, Hans Christian Andersen emerges as an influential European intellectual who was deeply involved in the political and aesthetic upheavals that shaped the modern world. It is a major achievement that puts Hans Christian Andersen at the centre of modern culture and literature. Paul binding is a novelist, literary critic and cultural historian as well as a great champion of Scandinavia. He brings a cosmopolitan curiosity and an enlightened perspective on the unity of European culture to Andersen’s work, defying parochialism just as much as vague and unthinking universalism.

Author Paul Binding, England, for for his seminal book ”Hans Christian Andersen – European Witness.