Olga Ravn

Longlist, 2022 National Book Awards

Olga Ravn is a Danish novelist and poet. Her debut poetry collection, Jeg æder mig selv som lyng: pigesind (I Devour Myself Like Heather), appeared to critical acclaim in 2012.
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The Employees

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ISBN 9780811231350 New Directions Publishing

Translated from the Danish . “Ravn asks us to envision a future in which the machines, rather than the humans that create and maintain them, lead the workers’ revolution.” —Lauren Nelson, LARB More about this book >

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Olga Ravn

Olga Ravn is a Danish novelist and poet. Her debut poetry collection, Jeg æder mig selv som lyng: pigesind (I Devour Myself Like Heather), appeared to critical acclaim in 2012. Alongside Johanne Lykke Holm she ran the feminist performance group and writing school Hekseskolen from 2015 to 2019. In collaboration with Danish publisher Gyldendal she edited a selection of Tove Ditlevsen’s texts and books that relaunched Ditlevsen readership worldwide. Her novel The Employees was shortlisted for the Booker Prize in 2021.

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