The Last Viking Returns

Famous Vikings I Have Met. Kris Williams.

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This is Kris Williams, world-famous director of the internationally renowned All Saints’ Literature Festival, held at All Saints’ College in Perth every March.

Kris is from a long line of Vikings, with her mother being Irish and her father Danish.  This picture of her was taken in the 1980s and shows her standing beneath the portrait of her Great Uncle Torvald.  What a great name, but get this, Great Uncle Torvald was Head Brewer at Carlsberg Brewery!!!  in Copenhagen, Denmark. What a great catch Kris would have been. Here she is, young, brunette and gorgeous and her uncle runs a brewery!!!

The Last Viking will be coming out around the time of the 2011 All Saints’ Festival and Kris has signed me up as a presenter, so it could be a chance for you to see the book newly published, before anyone else has had a chance.  You won’t be allowed in the room, though, unless you are wearing horns. And as a good Viking Princess, Kris will go Berserk at anyone who stupidly tries to sneak in not properly dressed and ready for battle.

Kris is still to announce the line-up for next year’s All Saints Festival, but I’ve heard she has contracted a number very talanted authors and illustrators from Fremantle Press.

She has also agreed to do more family research for the blog as we are very interested indeed in anyone related to Great Uncle Thorvald.


Author: normanjorgensen

I'm an Australian writer of books for kids and teenagers. I like traveling and seeing the world, especially through the the lens of my camera. I'm addicted to old movies, red wine and books and decent music.

One thought on “Famous Vikings I Have Met. Kris Williams.

  1. Hi Norman,

    The archivist at Carlsberg has been very helpful with information about my uncle’s working career.

    Thorvald Peter Christian Nielsen was born 8.2.1890 in Copenhagen, son of brewery worker Lars Nielsen and wife Mariane Olsen. He started working at Carlsberg in 1906 at the tender age of 16 and worked all his life at the brewery retiring in 1957 after 51 years at the same working place.


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