Category: Books

The Trumpet of Nordland

Andy Meyer reviews the recently re-released English translation of the 1739 poem “The Trumpet of Nordland,” by Norwegian pastor and poet Petter Dass.

No surrender

No Surrender

No Surrender is a new translation into English of Vi ga oss ikke (lWe didn’t surrender), a story told in 1945 by Norwegian resistance leader Hans Cappelen. 

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.

The Iron Chariot

Is this the greatest Norsk crime novel?

Our reviewer calls The Iron Chariot good but not a candidate for all-time best Thor A. Larsen Fishkill, N.Y. I have read many Norwegian mysteries, all written in the last 40 years. So when...

Beginner's Norwegian

Beginner’s Norwegian

Book review: Beginner’s Norwegian by Laura Ziukaite-Hansen Margo Sorenson Mukilteo, Wash. Anyone wanting to learn Norwegian probably has a really good reason to do so—mostly involved with family and ancestry—because since most Norwegians are...

North by Northwestern

Adventure and nostalgia aboard

Book review: North by Northwestern Doug Warne KKNW Scandinavian Hour For some readers, the book North by Northwestern will be a chance to get behind the scenes of the popular TV Discovery series The...

Sámi folktales now available in English

By the fire Jim Dietz-Kilen Des Moines, Iowa By the Fire is a compilation of Sámi stories collected by Danish artist and ethnographer Emilie Demant Hatt and her husband, Dr. Gedmund Hatt, in the...

Lily Huckleberry

A Huckleberry good adventure story

The Adventures of Lily Huckleberry in Scandinavia is the first in a series of travel books by Audrey Smit & Jackie Knapp, with illustrations by Audrey Smit.


Occupied tells a long-held wartime secret

“Sit with me…” Rosalie Grosch Arden Hills, Minn. “Age and perspective greatly influence how people remember things, and everyone’s parents tell embellished stories,” writes author Kurt Blorstad in the opening pages of his recent...