Author: Victoria Hofmo

Victoria Hofmo was born, raised, and still lives in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, the historical heart of Norwegian New York. She is 3/4 Scandinavian: 1/2 Norwegian and 1/4 Danish/Swedish. Self-employed, she runs an out-of-school-time program that articulates learning through the arts. Hofmo is an advocate for arts and culture, education, and the preservation of the built and natural environment of her hometown, with a love for most things Scandinavian.

A Boy in Brooklyn

Victoria Hofmo interviews Adolf Hansen about his recent memoir, A Boy in Brooklyn: Growing Up in a Norwegian Colony in the 1940s and ’50s.

Brooklyn Girl

Victoria Hofmo reviews Brooklyn Girl: Growing Up Norwegian in New York City by Jan Carol Simonsen, a coming of age story in the 1950s and 1960s.

More Norse stories

Victoria Hofmo reviews the second children’s book about “Mimi’s sagas” of monsters, gods, and Vikings by Norwegian author Anne-Lise Bay Braathen.


The wonder in capturing light

Victoria Hofmo interviews Jim Schantz, owner of Schantz Galleries in Stockbridge, Mass., about the Scandinavian glass artists on display there.

The Arctic Cathedral

Astounding with colored light

Victoria Hofmo tells of stained-glass
windows that tell stories of Norway, in cathedrals throughout the country and
in a town hall in Scotland.