PUBLISHERS OF LITERARY FICTION SINCE 1983
Hans Christian Andersen (April 2, 1805 – August 4, 1875) was a Danish author, fairy-tale writer, and poet noted for his children's stories such as The Little Mermaid, The Ugly Duckling, The Snow Queen and The Little Match Girl.
During his lifetime he was acclaimed for having delighted children worldwide, and was feted by royalty. His poetry and stories have been translated into more than 150 languages. They have inspired plays, ballets and films.