Crime Corner’s Jerry Holt shares his experience of teaching literary noir to university students in Bergen, Norway, and in Indiana.
Eric Stavney reviews the new translation by Tiina Nunnelly of Theodor Kittelsen’s book Troll Magic, originally published as Troldskab in 1892.
Melinda Bargreen writes about Eliza Reid, Iceland’s first lady and author of the book Secrets of the Sprakkar (extraordinary women).
Crime Corner’s Jerry Holt recommends three Icelandic crime novels by authors Eva Björg Ægisdóttir, Ragnar Jónasson, and Arnaldur Indriðason.
Christine Foster Meloni reviews Smoke Screen, the second book of the Blix and Ramm trilogy by Norwegian authors Jørn Lier Horst and Thomas Enger.
Jerry Holt reviews Silje Ulstein’s book, Reptile Memoirs, a Norwegian literary thriller set on the fjords of Ålesund and Kristiansund in Norway.
Christine Foster Meloni interviews Washington, D.C., Sons of Norway members about their reactions to Arthur Herman’s book, The Viking Heart.
Victoria Hofmo interviews Adolf Hansen about his recent memoir, A Boy in Brooklyn: Growing Up in a Norwegian Colony in the 1940s and ’50s.
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.
Jerry Holt reports that the 2007 Norwegian crime novel, Bitre Blomster (Bitter Flowers), by Gunnar Staalesen, will be released in English in May.