Please join us for an evening with Olga Ravn at McNally Jackson's Seaport location, to celebrate My Work, Olga's latest novel to be translated into English. Join us afterwards for a reception in McNally Jackson's cafe, where we'll toast to Olga.
Olga Ravn has proven herself to be one of our greatest chroniclers of existental strangeness and dread. A novelist whom Kate Zambreno calls "a genius," her new novel, My Work, shows Ravn working at the height of her powers.
After giving birth, Anna is utterly lost. She and her family move to the unfamiliar, snowy city of Stockholm. Anxiety threatens to completely engulf the new mother, who obsessively devours online news and compulsively buys clothes she can’t afford. To avoid sinking deeper into her depression, Anna forces herself to read and write.
My Work is a novel about the unique and fundamental experience of giving birth, mixing different literary forms—fiction, essay, poetry, memoir, and letters—to explore the relationship between motherhood, work, individuality, and literature.