De Gyldne Laurbær

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De Gyldne Laurbær (English: The Golden Laurel) (earlier: Boghandlernes Gyldne Laurbær) is a Danish literature award, which was established in 1949. The award is handed by The Committee De Gyldne Laurbær, formerly Boghandlerklubben (The Bookshops' Club). The prize is given annually in February or March. Originally the award was a laurel wreath, a golden pin with an inscription, some money and a book gift worth 2500 DKK. Today the award is a laurel wreathe, a diploma and a book gift worth 2500 DKK. The award is handed at a ceremony arranged by the publishing house which has published the winning book and by the Committee De Gyldne Laurbær. Early in January every year the committee sends out ballot to all the Danish bookshops, which then give their vote for a Danish book which was published the year before. An author can only win The Golden Laurel once-in-a-lifetime, so the bookshops can not vote for an author who has already won the prize once before. The winner is usually one of the bestsellers among the Danish books. On the day when it is decided who wins the Golden Laurel, the president of the Committee of The Golden Laurel informs the winner about the award, while journalists follow the event.
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Author

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Karen Blixen

Danish writer

Works

26

Out of Africa

novel by Karen Blixen

author: Karen Blixen

1937

Winter's Tales

short stories collection by Karen Blixen

author: Karen Blixen

1942

Babette's Feast

short story

author: Karen Blixen

1950

La ferme Africaine

author: Karen Blixen

Carnival: Entertainments and Posthumous Tales

short story collection by Karen Blixen

author: Karen Blixen

1977

Author

Tove Ditlevsen

Poet and author

Works

17

Barndommens gade

book by Tove Ditlevsen

author: Tove Ditlevsen

1943

Dolken

author: Tove Ditlevsen

1963

Man gjorde et barn fortræd

book by Tove Ditlevsen

author: Tove Ditlevsen

1941

Author

Klaus Rifbjerg cover

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Klaus Rifbjerg

Danish writer

Author

Peter Høeg cover

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Peter Høeg

Danish writer

Author

Helle Helle cover

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Helle Helle

Danish writer

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