Dr Jóhanna Katrín Friðriksdóttir

Historian, author and historical consultant

Dr Jóhanna Katrín Friðriksdóttir is a medievalist, specialising in Old Norse history, literature and manuscripts. She is the author of Valkyrie: The Women of the Viking World (Bloomsbury, 2020), nominated for the Cundill History Prize, and she has been a historical consultant for numerous documentaries and films about Vikings, including The Northman (2022). Jóhanna holds a doctorate in medieval literature from the University of Oxford and now lives in Oslo, Norway, where she works at the National Library of Norway as an expert on Norse subjects.

Recent articles by Dr Jóhanna Katrín Friðriksdóttir