Olga Ravn

Olga Ravn

Olga Ravn is one of Denmark’s most celebrated contemporary authors. Her work combines several genres. Her debut poetry collection, I Devour Myself Like Heather, was published to acclaim in 2012. Alongside Johanne Lykke Holm, Ravn ran the feminist performance group and writing school Hekseskolen from 2015 to 2019. She has worked as a critic, teacher, and translator. In collaboration with Danish publisher Gyldendal, she edited a selection of Tove Ditlevsen’s books that relaunched Ditlevsen’s readership worldwide. The Employees, translated into English by award-winning translator Martin Aitken, was a finalist for the 2021 International Booker Prize. Ravn lives in Copenhagen.

Olga Ravn’s Festival appearance is generously supported by Danish Arts Foundation.

Olga Ravn appears as part of Nordic Bridges 2022.

Olga Ravn is published by Book*hug Press

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The Employees by Olga Ravn, 2022

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