Happy Book Birthday to My Work by Olga Ravn, translated by Jennifer Russell and Sophia Hersi Smith! | Book*hug Press

Happy Book Birthday to My Work by Olga Ravn, translated by Jennifer Russell and Sophia Hersi Smith!

Today we are so excited to be celebrating the publication of My Work by Olga Ravn, translated by Jennifer Russell and Sophia Hersi Smith!

Happy Book Birthday to My Work by Olga Ravn, translated by Jennifer Russell and Sophia Hersi Smith! First published in Denmark, My Work won the Politiken Literature Prize.

We’re thrilled to welcome another book by Olga Ravn, whose literary star continues to ascend since the wild success of The Employees, which was a finalist for both the International Booker Prize and the inaugural Ursula K. Le Guin Prize. Ravn’s work has been featured in such prestigious publications as The Paris Review and The New Yorker, and an excerpt from My Work recently appeared in Granta.

Ravn shared this video to introduce readers to My Work in anticipation of the book’s release in Canada.


Praise for My Work

“Can a woman still be a person after motherhood? Of course not, Ravn argues, or rather, admits. And in prose, poems, and journal entries, she documents all the absurdity and repulsiveness of growing a creature in your body and then raising it… One of the most honest and revelatory works of fiction about motherhood I have ever read. Ravn’s writing is ecstatic, philosophical, and addictive.”
—Heather O’Neill, author of When We Lost Our Heads

“This novel from Olga Ravn… needs to be read by absolutely anyone who has known the quiet madness and claustrophobic happiness of the interior, especially mothers who also long for a life of literature. But this novel absolutely needs to be read by everyone else as well. Oh, Olga Ravn, always inventing new forms, you are a genius. How do you do it?”
—Kate Zambreno, author of The Light Room


That’s all for now, dear reader. Please join us again in wishing a very Happy Book Birthday to My Work by Olga Ravn, translated by Jennifer Russell and Sophia Hersi Smith. Available now from our online shop or from your local independent bookstore. Happy reading!

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