Naja Marie Aidt

Well Aidt Marie ( born December 24, 1963 in Aasiaat, Greenland) is a Danish writer.


Well Marie Aidt grew up in Greenland, where her father worked as a teacher. 1970 the family moved back to Denmark after her father took up a job as a teacher in Copenhagen. After her parents divorced, she lived with her mother and her new husband at Copenhagen's Vesterbro district. As a teenager, she became involved in Danmarks Kommunistiske Ungdomforbund, the youth wing of Danmarks Kommunistiske Parti ( DKP), and met the playwright Line Knutzon know. Then they moved out of the parental home and lived in the following years, together with musician Martin Heurlin, with whom she has three sons who were born in 1982, 1989 and 1991.

Your literary debut in 1991 with the poetry collection Så jeg length he ung Shortly after, she divorced and married Heurlin the cameraman Eigil Bryld, with whom she has a son born in 2003. In 1996 she was awarded the Herman Bang Fellowship ( Herman Bangs Mindelegat ) of the Danish Writers' Association ( Dansk Forfatterforening ).

In addition to other collections of poetry, short stories as Vandmærket (1993 ), plays, songs, and children's books, she also wrote the screenplay for the film strings ( 2005). Your spectacles like Tjenende Ander (1998) and Siska (2000 ) has already been included in the drama department of the Danish Royal Library.

Since 2008 she lives and works in New York City. His most recent publications of her poetry collections Poesibog (2008) and Alting indicators ( 2009).


  • The watermark: Stories ( original title Vandmaerket ), ISBN 3-928398-28-8, 1995
  • Access: Stories ( original title Tilgang ), ISBN 3-928398-83-0, 2003
  • Candy ( original title Bavian ), ISBN 978-3-630-62146-3, 2009


  • 2006: Critics prizes for the collection of short stories Bavian
  • 2008: Literature Prize of the Nordic Council for the collection of short stories Bavian
  • 2011: Søren - Gyldendal Price