Naja Marie Aidt

Naja Marie Aidt, born in Greenland, moved to Copenhagen at seven years of age. She debuted in 1991, and has written many poetry and short-story collections as well as plays, children’s books, song lyrics, and the screenplay for the feature film Strings (2005). In 2008 she received the Nordic Council’s Literature Award for Bavian (Baboon), which has been translated worldwide. Currently she lives in Brooklyn.


On my first day in the city I couldn’t get enough of looking around. As soon as I checked into the hotel and set my bags down in my surprisingly decent room, spacious and with a large window facing the…