British-Indian writer Salman Rushdie (L) receives Denmark's top literay award, the Hans Christian Andersen Literature Award, handed by Danish Crown Princess Mary (R) on August 17, 2014 at the Odense Concert Hall, which is Andersen's birthplace, some 150 km west of the capital Copenhagen.  AFP PHOTO/  Claus Fisker / Scanpix  DENMARK / DENMARK OUT        (Photo credit should read CLAUS FISKER/AFP via Getty Images)