Tagged: books

Capturing the dream of America

An interview with Sverre Mørkhagen, expert on Norwegian migration to North America Rigmor Swensen Norwegian American Historical Assoc. Sverre Mørkhagen tells three gripping stories about the Norwegian immigration to America in his trilogy: Farewell...

My NORLA summer reading wish list

Christine Foster Meloni Washington, D.C. Browsing through the spring 2015 catalogue of NORLA (Norwegian Literature Abroad), I found many Norwegian books translated into English that I wanted to read. I narrowed my choices down...

Always on the way to Norway, in spirit

Rebecca Dinerstein’s debut novel, The Sunlit Night, explores the soul of Norway’s north Victoria Hofmo Brooklyn, N.Y. One wonders what would entice a young New Yorker to choose the Arctic archipelago of Northern Norway’s...

Sundstøl’s magic

The master of crime meets the supernatural Leslee Lane Hoyum Rockford, Minn. Norwegian author Vidar Sundstøl took Norwegian-Americans by storm with his Minnesota Trilogy, a series full of family drama, murder mystery, Native American...

Historical trilogy of Norwegian Americans

Mørkhagen’s lengthy account of Norwegian-American immigration is an impressive feat M. Michael Brady Asker, Norway “Surprisingly little is known about the Norwegian emigration to America, even by Norwegians. Most are familiar with the history,...

Good year for Nesbø

2014 saw continued major sales figures for the Norwegian best-selling author Michael Sandelson The Foreigner Some 863,000 English-language copies of Jo Nesbø’s books were sold worldwide in 2014. This equals 2013’s sales figures. The...