Author: Christine Foster Meloni

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Christine Foster Meloni is professor emerita at The George Washington University. She has degrees in Italian literature, linguistics, and international education. She was born in Minneapolis and currently lives in Washington, D.C. She values her Norwegian heritage.

Smoke Screen

Christine Foster Meloni reviews Smoke Screen, the second book of the Blix and Ramm trilogy by Norwegian authors Jørn Lier Horst and Thomas Enger.


What is the Viking heart?

Christine Foster Meloni interviews Washington, D.C., Sons of Norway members about their reactions to Arthur Herman’s book, The Viking Heart.

Vidar Ruud

The Pastor by Hanne Ørstavik

Christine Foster Meloni reviews Hanne Ørstavik’s book, Presten, which has been translated into English 17 years after it was published in Norway.

Death Deserved

Death Deserved

Christine Foster Meloni reviews the new
crime thriller, Death Deserved, by Jørn Lier Horst and Thomas Enger, who
collaborated for this book.

Gard Sveen, author of The Last Pilgrim

Book Review: The Last Pilgrim

Christine Foster Meloni reviews The Last Pilgrim, the debut novel by Norwegian crime novelist Gard Sveen and the first in his Tommy Bergmann series.

Lars Mytting

The Bell in the Lake

Though Lars Mytting is best known in America for his nonfiction book Norwegian Wood, his recent novel is sure to mesmerize American readers.