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Olga Ravn

Olga Ravn (b. 1986) is one of Denmark’s most celebrated contemporary authors. She is also a poet and a literary critic and as an editor was responsible for the relaunch of Tove Ditlevsen’s work. Her novel THE EMPLOYEES was shortlisted for the International Booker Prize 2021, the Ursula K.Le Guin Prize and longlisted for the National Book Awards and the Dublin Literary Award. It is being published in 25 territories and film rights have been sold. Her novel MY WORK won the Politikens Literature Prize in 2021 and led to changes in the country’s maternity laws. It was published in English in September 2023 to great critical acclaim. She has also written shorter pieces for museums and podcasts. A long extract of MEMORIAL, her piece on witch hunts in seventeenth century Denmark was published by The Paris Review in 2022. Her new novel, THE WAX CHILD, based on a series of real witch trials from the 17th century, was published in Denmark in September 2023.

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