Translator, Danish/English, books, poems, exhibitions, subtitles etc.

Translator Jennifer Russell

Selected work


Olga Ravn, My Work, Lolli Editions (UK), New Directions (US) & Book*hug (CA), 2023, co-translated with Sophia Hersi Smith.

Amalie Smith, Thread Ripper, Lolli Editions, 2022.
Ursula Scavenius, The Dolls, Lolli Editions, 2021.

Marianne Larsen, At the Desk, photographs by Lene Adler Petersen, Forlaget Sidenius, 2021, co-translated with Sophia Hersi Smith.

Amalie Smith, Marble, Lolli Editions, 2020.


Kristin Vego, 'All Things Lovely,' Asymptote, 2024.

Olga Ravn, 'Fourth poem from the second continuation,' co-translated with Sophia Hersi Smith, The New York Times Magazine, 2023.

Olga Ravn, excerpt from My Work, co-translated with Sophia Hersi Smith, Literary Hub, 2023.

Tove Ditlevsen, selected poems from The Adults, co-translated with Sophia Hersi Smith, The Paris Review, no. 238, 2021.
Rakel Haslund-Gjerrild, excerpt from All the Birds in the Sky, co-translated with Sophia Hersi Smith, Asymptote, 2021.

Ursula Scavenius, ‘Compartment’, Granta, 2021.

Ursula Scavenius, ‘Birdland’, Gulf Coast 33.1, 2020.

Christel Wiinblad, excerpts from Summer Light, Poetry International 25/26, 2019.

Amalie Smith, excerpt from Marble, EuropeNow, 2018.


Recipient of the 2024 National Endowment for the Arts Translation Fellowship.

Shortlisted for the TA First Translation Prize 2021 for Marble by Amalie Smith with editor Denise Rose Hansen.
Winner of the ASF Translation Prize 2020 for All the Birds inthe Sky by Rakel Haslund-Gjerrild, with co-translator Sophia Hersi Smith.
Winner of the 2019 Gulf Coast Prize in Translation for ‘Birdland’ by Ursula Scavenius.

Art writing

New Danish Photography #01, Disko Bay, 2023.

Fryd Frydendahl, Salad Days, Marrow Press, 2023.

HEIRLOOM – center for art and archives, exhibition texts, Textile Memories, 2022.
Harald Voetmann, ‘The Great Hymn to the Aten’, for Amarna City of the Sun God at Glyptoteket, 2022.
Jacob Lillemose, ‘And Water Will Follow’, for Uffe Isolotto, We Walked The Earth, Danish Pavilion at 59th Venice Biennale, 2022.

Lene Adler Petersen, Arrangements for Liberty Leading the People & Things – Some Couples, Forlaget Sidenius, 2021.

Amalie Smith, ‘Electricity Speaks’, Busan Biennale, 2021.
Eau Pernice, ‘Loose Connections’, performance at Art Hub Copenhagen, 2021.
Eau Pernice, ‘Dear Anna’, When letters were made from fire at Westwerk Hamburg, 2021.

Eau Pernice, 'Their Arrival', Hartikel, oneofone verlag, 2021.

Kunsthal Charlottenborg, catalogue texts, Witch Hunt, 2021.
Kunsthal Charlottenborg, exhibition texts, DIS presents: What Do People Do All Day?, 2020, Roee Rosen: The Mosquito-Mouse and Other Hybrids, 2020, Jesper Just: Servitudes, 2019.