Oakland - Naja Marie Aidt discusses and signs "Baboon"
Diesel, A Bookstore in Oakland welcomes author Naja Marie Aidt to the store to discuss and sign the first English translation of her book, Baboon, on Wednesday, September 24th at 7pm.The short stories of Baboon are built on the common themes of sex, love, desire, and gender, but quickly accelerate into a desperate, frantic realm entirely Aidt’s own. In one, a whore shows up unannounced at a man's apartment and then violently threatens him when he tries to make her leave. In another, a wife takes her husband to a city where it is women, not men, who are the dominant sex--but was it all a hallucination when she finds herself tied to a board and dragged back to his car? And in the unforgettable "Blackcurrant," two young women who have turned to lesbianism abscond to a farm, where they discover that their neighbor's son is experimenting with his own kind of sexuality.
Originally from Greenland, Naja Marie Aidt is a Danish poet and author with nearly 20 works in various genres to her name. She has received numerous honors, including the Nordic nations' most prestigious literary prize, the Nordic Council's Literature Prize, in 2008 for Baboon, and her work has been translated into several languages. She has also been anthologized in the prestigious "Best European Fiction" series and has appeared in leading American journals of translation. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.