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Naja Marie Aidt



Naja Marie Aidt was born in Greenland and raised in Copenhagen. She is the author of eleven collections of poetry, a novel, and three short story collections, including Baboon, which won the 2008 Nordic Council Literature Prize, Scandinavia’s highest literary honor. Her work has been translated into sixteen languages.

Denise Newman is a translator and poet who has published four collections of poetry. She has translated two books by Denmark’s Inger Christensen. Her translation of Naja Marie Aidt’s short story collection Baboon won the 2015 PEN Translation Prize.


Naja Marie Aidt Books

When Death Takes Something from You Give It Back book cover

When Death Takes Something from You Give It Back

Naja Marie Aidt
Rock, Paper, Scissors book cover

Rock, Paper, Scissors

Naja Marie Aidt
Baboon book cover


Naja Marie Aidt
Copenhagen Noir book cover

Copenhagen Noir

Bo Tao Michaëlis
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