The magic philosopher

By Mikkel Stjernberg - H.C. Andersen 2005 - 16 October 2003

Christian Have has always been keenly interested in Hans Christian Andersen's life and works, quite simply because the story of the man himself epitomizes the archetypal tale of rising to prominence from nothing, based solely on the content of one's character - coupled with an historic knack for putting oneself forward.

With a bit of magic in his soul

By Mikkel Stjernberg - H.C. Andersen 2005 - 14 October 2003

As a boy in his hometown of Odense, Secretary General Lars Seeberg witnessed the sesquicentennial celebration of Hans Christian Andersen's birth. Just short of 50 years later, he is himself at the head of the globe-spanning celebration of the writer's 200th birthday.

Designed for the universe of Andersen

By Fie Sandfeld og Mikkel Stjernberg - H.C. Andersen 2005 - 22 January 2003

It was a long and difficult process for artist Per Arnoldi to find a design that illustrates the multiplicity of Hans Christian Andersens collective universe. However, a half-year gestation period, the logo literally opened itself up and became what Arnoldi himself calls understandable, straightforward and banal.

Andersen makes the difference

By Mikkel Stjernberg - H.C. Andersen 2005 - 18 January 2003

For the mayor of Odense, Anker Boye, it is the special spirit of Hans Christian Andersen that forms the foundation for the Hans Christian Andersen 2005 project. Even in the collaboration between private and public funding.

Hans Christian Andersen is about daring to seek adventure

By Mikkel Stjernberg - H.C. Andersen 2005 - 17 January 2003

For County Council Chairperson Jan Boye, Hans Christian Andersen 2005 provides an obvious occasion for asking yourself whether you are hiding any of your talents and whether you are ready to take responsibility for the goals you desire in life. We met him in a quiet corner of the Internet and asked him 11 pertinent question

Fairy Tale Experiences

By H.C. Andersen 2005 - 07 October 2002

Minister of Cultural Affairs Brian Mikkelsen has decided to support the celebration of Hans Christian Andersen with a total of 56 million DKK. This huge contribution will provide dividends in the form of tourism, business cooperation and a cornucopia of major cultural events, predicts the minister.

The Man with the Giving Hand

By Mikkel Stjernberg - - 01 October 2002

It is not just a matter of money for Kay Dam Steffensen, who is director of the Bikuben Foundation. The focus should always be on the project and its social ramifications, he believes. But he can never entirely ignore the money.

The urges that drove the writer

By Else Cornelius, Berlingske Tidende - - 02 April 2002

While the English literature scholar Jackie Wullschlager was working on her biography of Hans Christian Andersen, she was constantly surprised at the chasm between Andersen's greatness and the little bit to be found about him in English. At the same time, she realised that Andersen's repressed homosexuality is a key to his writings.