Author: Christine Foster Meloni

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.

Letter to the Editor

Longtime contributor Christine Foster Meloni shares a letter from a cousin in Norway about life during the corona crisis.


Autumn by Karl Ove Knausgaard

Christine Foster Meloni reviews the novel Autumn by Norwegian author Karl Ove Knausgaard, in English translation by Ingvild Burkey.

Wendy Swallow

Searching for Nora

In a new novel, writer Wendy Swallow imagines the life that Nora, Ibsen’s protagonist from A Doll’s House, lived after the controversial ending of the play.

The Whisperer

The Whisperer by Karin Fossum

Karin Fossum continues to deserve the title of Norway’s Queen of Crime. Her latest novel, The Whisperer, is a riveting read.