The Book Panel

The task of the Book Panel is to follow developments in the Danish book market. One of the ways the panel does this is by creating knowledge and debate about the meaning of literature for citizens and by following the development of literature in a time that is characterised by digitisation. The Book Panel also collects statistical knowledge about, for example, book production, distribution and reading habits. 

Members of the Book Panel

  • Anne-Marie Mai, (Chair of the Book Panel) Professor at the Department for the Study of Culture at the University of Southern Denmark
  • Lars Handesten, Associate Professor at the Department for the Study of Culture at the University of Southern Denmark
  • Nina Christensen, Professor at the Centre for Children’s Literature and Media in the School of Communication and Culture at Aarhus University
  • Rasmus Grøn, Associate Professor at the Department of Communication and Psychology at Aalborg University and former member of the Book and Literature Panel
  • Rasmus Helles, Associate Professor at the Department of Media, Cognition and Communication at the University of Copenhagen
  • Stine Reinholdt, PhD and researcher at the Danish National Knowledge Centre for Learning Aids in Odense 

Members of the Book Panel’s expert monitoring group

  • Bo Dybkær, Director of the Danish Bookseller’s Association
  • Christine Bødtcher-Hansen, Director of Danish Publishers
  • Morten Visby, Chair of the Danish Authors’ Society  
  • Peter Adolphsen, Chair of Danish Writers of Fiction and Poetry
  • Søren Bo Rasmussen, Head of Office at the Danish Competition and Consumer Authority
  • Martin Salamon, Chief Consultant of the Danish Consumer Council
  • Karin Marcussen, Head of Office of the Ministry of Culture Denmark’s Department
  • Karsten Pers, Co-founder and Chair of NewPub, represents the self-publishing area
  • Karen-Margrethe Revsbæk, Roskilde Library, represents the circle of readers area
  • Annette W. Godt, Head of Library in Allerød and representative for the Danish Library Association 

The Minister of Culture’s Book Panel was established for the period of 2019 to 2022 and has replaced the Book and Literature Panel, which was established in 2014. The Book Panel will continue to publish the annual report, “Bogens vilkår” [Book conditions] and will also work on a number of special reports. The panel will also hold various seminars and debates. 

Read more about the Book Panel’s annual reports and special reports (in Danish only)

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