Judith Lindbergh was born in Worcester, Massachusetts. Though writing was an early passion, she turned seriously to fiction after spending nearly a decade pursuing a career in dance and theater.
The journey to complete The Thrall's Tale began in 1991, when she happened upon three replicas of Viking ships moored in New York Harbor. Years of research followed, including a voyage of her own on an ice-class research vessel from Iceland to Greenland, retracing the path of Erik the Red and the first Norse settlers.
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Ms. Lindbergh's published work, ranging from travel and cultural pieces to short fiction and poetry, has appeared in numerous magazines and journals, including Archaeology Magazine, The World & I, Scandinavian Review, and the Canadian literary journal, Other Voices.
Also an accomplished photographer, Ms. Lindbergh's images of Greenland and Iceland have been exhibited at venues including The Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine and The Edward Hopper House. Several are included in Vikings: The North Atlantic Saga, published in conjunction with the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History's two-year traveling exhibition of the same name. Ms. Lindbergh also presented an excerpt from The Thrall's Tale (then called Bibrau's Saga) as a special event at the Smithsonian.
Her writing finds inspiration in history, archaeology and myth. She is currently working on a new novel from her home in New Jersey where she lives with her husband and two sons.