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Naja Marie Aidt

A black and white portrait of the writer Naja Marie Aidt

Naja Marie Aidt

Naja Marie Aidt was born in the small settlement of Aasiaat, Greenland, where her father taught and where the family lived until moving back to Copenhagen when she was seven. As a child she spoke both Greenlandic and Danish. She is the author of eight volumes of poetry, three volumes of short stories, and a novel, all critically acclaimed. Her work has been translated into nine languages.

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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

from “Everything Shimmers”
By Naja Marie Aidt
. . . the world shimmers / everything unimaginably possible . . .
Translated from Danish by Susanna Nied
A Car Trip
By Naja Marie Aidt
After Nikolaj slams the car door shut they realize that Tobias isn't in the car.
Translated from Danish by Mark Kline