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Naja Marie Aidt

A black and white portrait of the writer Naja Marie Aidt

Naja Marie Aidt

Originally from Greenland, Naja Marie Aidt is a Danish poet and author with nearly thirty works in various genres—mostly poetry—to her name. She is also a playwright and screenwriter and has published children’s books and translated fiction and poetry from Swedish and Norwegian.

In 2008, Aidt won the prestigious Nordic Council Literature Prize for her short story collection Bavian. The collection was published as Baboon in the US (Two Lines Press, 2014, translated by American poet Denise Newman), where it was recently awarded the 2015 PEN Translation Prize. Her novel Rock, Paper, Scissors was published in August 2015 by Open Letter Press in a translation by American author and literary critic Kyle Semmel. Aidt lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Articles by Naja Marie Aidt

Blue morning glories on a yellow background
Morning Glories by Suzuki Kiitsu. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Seymour Fund, 1954.