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Out of Denmark: Pia Tafdrup, Naja Maria Aidt, and Simon Fruelund
An evening of Danish Literature

Thursday, September 23, 2010 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

The Writer’s Center presents Danish writers Pia Tafdrup, Naja Marie Aidt, and Simon Fruelund in cooperation with the Danish Arts Council’s Committee for Literature and George Mason University's Fall For the Book Festival.




  

Pia Tafdrup has published more than 20 books, including the poetry collection Dronningeporten (Queen's Gate), which won the 1999 Nordic Council Literature Prize, Scandinavia’s most prestigious literary award. She was named a Knight of the Order of Dannebrog in 2001 and won the 2006 Nordic Prize from the Swedish Academy. In 2007, she appeared alongside writers Don DeLillo, Nadine Gordimer, and Salman Rushdie at the PEN American Center’s 2007 World Voices Festival. Her latest collection of poetry in English is Tarkovsky's Horses and Other Poems. Visit her Web site.

Simon Fruelund is the author of two story collections, Mælk (Milk) and Planer for sommeren (Summer Plans), and two novels, Borgerligt tusmørke (Civil Twilight) and Verden og Varvara (The World and Varvara). For nine years he worked as an editor at Denmark’s largest publishing house, Gyldendal, but is now writing full time. In the U.S., his stories—translated by The Writer’s Center’s Kyle Semmel—have appeared or are forthcoming in Brooklyn Review, The Bitter Oleander, A River and Sound Review, Redivider, Absinthe, and World Literature Today. Two of these translations have been nominated for the Pushcart Prize.

Naja Maria Aidt won the Nordic Council Literature Prize in 2008 for her short story collection Bavian (Baboon). The collection also earned the 2006 Danish Kritikerprisen (Critics’ Prize). In addition to her fiction, she has published eight collections of poetry, beginning with Sålænge jeg er ung (As Long as I’m Young) in 1991; several plays and children’s books; and the screenplay for the 2005 movie Strings. Her story “Bulbjerg” was included in the anthology Best European Fiction 2010. Visit her Web site.

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