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.
Victoria Hofmo reviews the second children’s book about “Mimi’s sagas” of monsters, gods, and Vikings by Norwegian author Anne-Lise Bay Braathen.
For the travel issue, Jerry Holt brings us a new episode of Crime Corner featuring Irish author John Banville.
Terje Birkedal reviews the book Women and Weapons in the Viking World: Amazons of the North by archeologist Leszek Gardela, published in 2021.
Jerry Holt writes about a book and two movies that cover the Dyatlov Pass incident, in which nine hikers died in Russia’s Ural Mountains in 1959.
Don Pugnetti Jr., retired Washington journalist, releases his book A Coat Dyed Black, a novel about the Norwegian resistance during World War II.
Editor-in-chief Lori Ann Reinhall reviews he book Winter’s Children: A Celebration of Nordic Skiing, written by Ryan Rodgers of Duluth, Minn.
Dennis L. Haarsager reviews The Norwegian Exception? Norway’s Liberal Democracy since 1814, by historians Mathilde Fasting and Øystein Sørensen.