Category: Books


Secrets of the Sprakkar

Melinda Bargreen writes about Eliza Reid, Iceland’s first lady and author of the book Secrets of the Sprakkar (extraordinary women).

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.

Reptile Memoirs

Jerry Holt reviews Silje Ulstein’s book, Reptile Memoirs, a Norwegian literary thriller set on the fjords of Ålesund and Kristiansund in Norway.


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.

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.

Bitter Flowers

Jerry Holt reports that the 2007 Norwegian crime novel, Bitre Blomster (Bitter Flowers), by Gunnar Staalesen, will be released in English in May.