HCA NEWS Andersen's disquieting fairy tales

Major interview with the director of the Danish Tourist Board, Lars Sandahl. Read about the role Hans Christian Andersen's more disquieting aspects played for the head of Danish tourism.

By Mikkel Stjernberg - H.C. Andersen 2005 - 19 February 2003

No other stories so absorb Lars Sandahl, director of the Danish Tourist Board. They excite all his senses and evoke a disquiet he has carried with him since he was first drawn into Hans Christian Andersen?s universe as a four year old.

In a major interview with portal editor Mikkel Stjernberg, Lars Sandahl talks about the role Hans Christian Andersen and disturbing aspects of his fairy tales have played in his life from childhood to today, when as a father himself, he has begun reading the Danish writer's tales aloud to his two small boys.

Read the interview with Lars Sandahl here!