10/12: Naja Marie Aidt Reading and In Conversation with CJ Evans


Join us for Two Lines Press’s own Naja Marie Aidt at The Lab during Litquake. The author of Baboon will be talking with Two Lines Press’s editorial director, CJ Evans, about her long-awaited first novel, Rock, Paper, Scissors (Open Letter Books).

Rock, Paper, Scissors is a complex portrait of a man whose life slowly devolves into violence and jealousy. One of Denmark’s most decorated and beloved authors, Aidt will read from the newly released novel and share her thoughts on writing, being translated, and how she captures the dark secrets of her characters.

  • Monday, October 12th, 2015
  • The Lab, 2948 16th Street, San Francisco
  • 7:00 PM
  • FREE

Naja Marie Aidt was born in Greenland and raised in Copenhagen. She is the author of ten collections of poetry and three short story collections, including Baboon (Two Lines Press), which received the Nordic Council’s Literature Prize and the Danish Critics Prize for Literature. Her books have been translated into nine languages. Rock, Paper, Scissors is her first novel.

CJ Evans is the editorial director of Two Lines Press, and the author of A Penance (New Issues Press) and The Category of Outcast (Poetry Society of America). The recipient of an Amy Lowell Poetry Traveling Scholarship, he recently returned to the Bay Area from Aix, France.

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