Arnljot Eggen (13 August 1923 – 4 February 2009) was a Norwegian poet who also wrote plays and children's books.
He was born in Tolga. He made his literary debut in 1951, with the poetry collection Eld og is. He was awarded the Norwegian Critics Prize for Literature for the children's book Den lange streiken. He received the Melsom Prize in 1971 for the songbook Bakside-viser, and again in 1995 for the poetry collection Det flyktige varige. He wrote in both standards of written Norwegian, Bokmål and Nynorsk.
In the 1970s he became affiliated with the Workers' Communist Party. He was considered one of the leading left-wing poets in Norway at the time, and was a pioneer of political theatre, the best known play being 1973's Pendlerne. He also had a column in Klassekampen.
- Melsom Prize 1971
- Norwegian Critics Prize for Literature 1981
- Dobloug Prize 1985 (Shared with Bergljot Hobæk Haff)
- Melsom Prize 1995
- Senel, Emrah (6 February 2009). "Arnljot Eggen gikk bort onsdag" (in Norwegian). Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation. Archived from the original on 8 February 2009. Retrieved 8 February 2009.
- "Arnljot Eggen" (in Norwegian). Samlaget. Retrieved 2008-10-21.[dead link]
- Müller, Olav Brostrup (7 February 2009). "- En stor, politisk dikter er død". Klassekampen (in Norwegian).
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