Martin Aitken

Finalist, 2018 National Book Awards

Martin Aitken is the translator of numerous novels from Danish and, most recently, Norwegian and Swedish, including works by Peter Høeg, Ida Jessen, Kim Leine, Hanne Ørstavik, and Karl Ove Knausgaard.
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Love

Love by Hanne Orstavik book cover
ISBN 9780914671947 Archipelago Books

Translated by Martin Aitken Love is the story of a single mother, Vibeke, and her son Jon, who have just moved to a remote small town in the north of Norway. More about this book >

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Hanne Ørstavik and Martin Aitken read from "Love" at NBA Finalists Reading

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Martin Aitken

Martin Aitken is the translator of numerous novels from Danish and, most recently, Norwegian and Swedish, including works by Peter Høeg, Ida Jessen, Kim Leine, Hanne Ørstavik, and Karl Ove Knausgaard. His translations of short stories and poetry have appeared in many literary journals and magazines. In 2012 he was awarded the American-Scandinavian Foundation’s Nadia Christensen Translation Prize. He lives and works in Denmark.

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