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Talking with Naja Marie Aidt about her short story collection 'Baboon'
Talking with Naja Marie Aidt about her short story collection 'Baboon'

The Danish writer Naja Marie Aidt’s book of stories, “Baboon” (Two Lines Press: 190 pp., $12.95 paper), is an explosive collection; strange things happen to the characters, leading to unlikely twists, through which the borders of reality blur. The first of Aidt’s books to appear in English (in a translation by Denise Newman), it won a 2008 Nordic Council Literature Prize.   Aidt has published more than 20 books in Europe, going back to 1991. “I definitely think ‘Baboon’ is representative of my writing,” she explained, “even though my poetry is different in many ways. But I think one would recognize the tone or the sound of my...

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