My Jewel Box

by Ursula Andkjær Olsen
translated by Katrine Øgaard Jensen ’17

Published by Action Books (2022)

Nominated for the 2021 Nordic Council Literature Prize, My Jewel Box (Mit smykkeskrin) marks the final installment of Ursula Andkjær Olsen’s visionary trilogy, a “fairy tale of the universe” investigating grief, bodies, motherhood, and the physical and economic inequalities of modern planetary life. Rendered into diamond-sharp English by award-winning translator Katrine Øgaard Jensen, My Jewel Boxmounts a cosmically human (and non-human) re-approach to a grief-stricken earth, a place of all times entangled.