Event

Naja Maria Aidt, Dorthe Nors

7:00 p.m. September 23
Danish American Center
3030 W. River Pkwy. S. Minneapolis, MN
612-729-3800

Price: free

Naja Maria Aidt, Dorthe Nors

Naja Maria Aidt, Dorthe Nors

Melissa Wray

This fall Naja Maria Aidt and Dorthe Nors, two contemporary Danish authors, are making a rare stop in Minneapolis on a U.S. tour celebrating the first publication of their works in English. Both writers are widely acclaimed in Denmark, and have received many honors over the years. Their recently translated books have similarities too, as each offers 15 crisp, well-written short stories with a modern take on reality. Karate Chop by Nors, published by local Graywolf Press and A Public Space, is a dark and probing look at everyday people and their emotionally messy lives. Nors is the author of five novels. Aidt is both a poet and fiction writer, and has over a dozen works under her belt. Her book of short stories, Baboon, will be released in the U.S. this fall from Two Lines Press. The tales inside tap into the dry reality of its characters, with each piece leaving a twist to muddle over at the end. “Bulberg,” from Baboon, was selected for the Dalkey Archive’s Best European Fiction 2010. Both authors’ writing focuses on the darker side of life, reveling in the gray areas of morality and beautiful moments of chaos. (Pictured: Dorthe Nors, photographed by Simon Klein Knudsen)

Arts | Literary Events

Location

Danish American Center

3030 W. River Pkwy. S. Minneapolis, MN
612-729-3800
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