Naja Marie Aidt was born and raised in Greenland. Her family moved to Copenhagen when she was seven years old.
She made her debut as a writer in 1991 with her poetry collection Så Længe Jeg Er Ung (As Long as I’m Young). Since then she has published eight additional collections of poetry and three collections of short stories. She has also written several plays, children’s books, song lyrics, and the screenplay for the feature film Strings. All of Aidt’s short stories have been translated into German; her collection Bavian (Baboon) has been published in Sweden, Norway, Germany, France, Canada, Latvia, and the Czech Republic.
She is included in Best European Fiction 2010. In 2008, Bavian received the most prestigious literary prize awarded in the Nordic countries: the Nordic Council’s Literature Prize.
Naja Marie Aidt is currently living and writing in Brooklyn, New York.