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October 2, 2012

Chilean Allende wins Danish literature prize for ‘magical storytelling’

Chilean author Isabel Allende has won a Danish literature prize for her “magical and spellbinding storytelling.”

The 500,000 kroner ($86,000) Hans Christian Andersen Literature Prize is given to a writer whose works compare with those of the legendary Andersen, who was born in 1805 and wrote about 160 fairytales and poems before his death in 1875.

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