Ulrikka S. Gernes

Ulrikka S. Gernes

Ulrikka S. Gernes Ulrikka S. Gernes is a Danish writer and acclaimed poet. She made her debut as a poet in 1984 and has written various collections of poetry since. She was longlisted for the Griffin Poetry Prize 2016 and became a member of the jury for the Griffin Poetry Prize 2019. She is also the author of several children’s books and the recipient of multiple grants from the Danish Arts Foundation. ‘A Girl Left The Room’, published in Denmark by Gads in 2024, marks her debut as a novelist and became a Danish bestseller.

Ulrikka S. Gernes is also chairman and curator for Klara Karoline’s Fund, an art foundation founded by her parents, artists Aase Seidler Gernes and Poul Gernes. She has a grown-up daughter and currently lives in Copenhagen in an apartment filled with art and books.