Photo: Isabel Allende Won the HC Andersen Award.
The writer was awarded for her narrative qualities, and her ability to maroon audiences with her stories.
The Hans Christian Andersen Award (HCA) is given to authors whose work mirror the work of the Danish children’s story teller Hans Christian Andersen, author of The Ugly Duckling, The Little Mermaid, The Emperor’s New Clothes, Hansel And Gretel, and more.
HCA Award winners are also awarded half a million Danish crowns ($95,000 dollars)
Allende (68) will succeed previous winner J.K Rowling, winner of the first HCA Award in 2010.