Ursula Andkjær Olsen (DK)
Ursula Andkjær Olsen was born and raised in Copenhagen. Her latest collection of poetry, Mit smykkeskrin (My Jewel Box) was nominated for the Nordic Council Literary Prize. My Jewel Box appeared on Action Books in March 2022 in Katrine Øgaard Jensen’s translation. Olsen made her literary debut in 2000 with Lulus sange og taler (Lulu’s Songs and Speeches) and has since published eleven collections of poetry in addition to several dramatic texts and libretti for operas, such as Danish composer Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen’s Sol går op, sol går ned, LEAVES together with Danish indie band Efterklang and composer Karsten Fundal, and composer Peter Bruun’s Miki Alone, which was awarded the Nordic Council Music Prize in 2008. Since August 2019 Olsen is head of Forfatterskolen, the Danish Academy for Creative Writing in Copenhagen.