K.E. Semmel is a writer and literary translator whose work has appeared in Ontario Review, The Washington Post, The Writer's Chronicle, Redivider, Hayden’s Ferry Review, World Literature Today, Best European Fiction 2011, Publishing Perspectives, Lithub, and elsewhere. His translations include, among others, Karin Fossum's The Caller; Jussi Adler Olsen’s The Absent One; Simon Fruelund’s Civil Twilight and Milk and Other Stories; Erik Valeur’s The Seventh Child; Naja Marie Aidt’s Rock, Paper, Scissors; Jesper Bugge Kold’s Winter Men and The Wall Between; and Thomas Rydahl's The Hermit. He is the recipient of numerous grants from the Danish Arts Foundation and an NEA 2016 Literary Translation Fellow. He is now the Executive Director of Writers & Books in Rochester, NY. Find him online at kesemmel.com. Twitter: @kesemmel.
Rock, Paper, Scissors
Naja Marie Aidt’s long-awaited first novel is a breathtaking page-turner and complex portrait of a man whose life slowly devolves into one of violence and jealousy.