Author(s)/Editor(s): Olga Ravn, translated from the Danish by Martin Aitken
Publisher: Lolli Editions
Dimensions: 185 × 125 mm
Gradually, the crew members come to see their work in a new light, and each employee is compelled to ask themselves whether they can carry on as before – and what it means to be truly living.
Structured as a series of witness statements compiled by a workplace commission, Ravn’s crackling prose is as chilling as it is moving, as exhilarating as it is foreboding. Wracked by all kinds of longing, The Employees probes into what it means to be human, while delivering an overdue critique of a life governed by the logic of productivity.
Shortlisted for the 2021 International Booker Prize
Longlisted for the 2021 Warwick Prize for Women in Translation
Longlisted for the 2022 DUBLIN Literary Award
A The Guardian Book of the Year
A TLS Book of the Year
A Financial Times Best Summer Books
An LRB Bookshop Autumn Pick