Tuesday, September 23, 7 pm
Danish American Center
Reception to follow
Join us as two fantastic authors from Denmark make a rare stop in the U.S. This reading, co-hosted by Rain Taxi and Graywolf Press, celebrates the first book of each of these writers to be published in English, though they are both loudly acclaimed in the their native land. In a telling coincidence, each book contains 15 gripping stories bound to put both authors firmly in the constellation of world fiction Americans need to read.
DORTHE NORS is the author of five novels and the recipient of the prestigious Three Year Grant from the Danish Art Agency. Published earlier this year by Graywolf Press in collaboration with A Public Space, KARATE CHOP offers raw and unflinching stories about the twists and turns of contemporary life and the complexities of human emotions. The book was called “unsettling and poetic” by the New York Times Book Review, so you know it’s good!
NAJA MARIE AIDT has published over a dozen books in various genres and won Scandinavia’s highest literary honor, the Nordic Council Literary Prize, in 2008. Published this fall by Two Lines Press, BABOON is characterized by laconic language and extraordinary plots that deliver one shocking thrill after another. The story “Bulbjerg,” which was included in Dalkey Archive’s Best European Fiction 2010 and praised by Time magazine as “painfully universally.”
Books will be available at this event, and a reception will follow. Parking at the Danish American Center is available in a free lot and on side streets; the center is also right off the West River Road and is easily accessible by bike. Join us for a beautiful fall evening in Minneapolis and a trip to the unique world of contemporary Danish fiction!