Karl Adolph GjellerupKarl Gjellerup
) was a Danish poet
and novelist who together with his compatriot Henrik Pontoppidan won the Nobel Prize in Literature
. In Denmark Gjellerup's award was received with little enthusiasm. He had been regarded long as a German writer. Because Sweden
was neutral during World War I
, the divided prize did not arouse political speculations about partial decision, but showed on the other hand allegiance between the Nordic neighbors.