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Ursula Andkjær Olsen

Rolando Diaz

Ursula Andkjær Olsen (Copenhagen, 1970), writer. Debuted in 2000 with the collection Lulu's Songs and Speeches (Lindhardt and Ringhof) and has since published Atlas of the Holes in the World (poetry, Penguin Books 2003, awarded by the National Arts Foundation), The Marriage between the Path and the Exit (poetry, Penguin Books 2005), Beauty hangs in the trees (poetry, Penguin Books 2006), The Sea is a Stage (poetry, Penguin Books 2008) which was nominated for the Nordic Council Literature Prize and awarded by the National Arts Foundation and later Garden and Hell (well, Penguin Books, 2010).

In April 2004, Ursula Andkjær Olsen received in April 2004, the National Arts Foundation three-year work scholarship and among other things received working bursaries by the National Arts Foundation and Literature Council and Carlsberg idélegat in 2001, Dan Turell Award in 2006, Edvard Pedersen's Library Foundation Author Award in 2007 and the Danish Academy of Otto Gelsted Prize 2010.

Ursula Andkjær Olsen has a MA. in musicology and philosophy from Copenhagen University and has attended the Danish academy of authors 1997-99.

Scenic / musical works: Miki Alone (chamber opera, premiered in Copenhagen 2002), which won the Nordic Council Music Prize 2008, The art of choosing (chamber opera, premiered in Nykøbing 2005) and the cabaret-concert Sky-Harbour, (2007).

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