The extent of Hans Christian Andersen's own production will have to impress anyone. But an enormous amount of literature has been written about the life and work of Hans Christian Andersen as well.

At this place you can find some examples, e.g. Anderseniana, an annual publication from Odense City Museums.

There is also an introduktion to contemporary reviews. A selection of reviews have been published at the Hans Christian Andersen Center's website.

International Hans Christian Andersen scholarship evolves among other places on the international Hans Christian Andersen conferences. You may read about the conferences here and you may read the conference papers at the Hans Christian Andersen Center's website.