Arvid Hanssen

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Arvid Hanssen's bust

Arvid Hanssen (28 July 1932, Lenvik – 31 July 1998) was a Norwegian journalist, newspaper editor, poet, novelist and children's writer.

His songs reached a wide audience through Tove Karoline Knutsen's 1980 album Blå kveill, which was based on Hanssen's lyrics. He received a number of prizes, including the Prøysen Prize in 1982, The Fritt Ord Honorary Award in 1984, and the Cappelen Prize in 1985.[1][2]

Lenvik municipality has named a place after him, called Arvid Hanssens plass. This is located outside the cultural centre in Finnsnes. A bust of the writer is placed here.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Arvid Hanssen". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 16 June 2010. 
  2. ^ Knutsen, Nils Magne. "Arvid Hanssen". In Helle, Knut. Norsk biografisk leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 16 June 2010. 
Awards
Preceded by
Lars Saabye Christensen,
Rune Belsvik,
Ove Røsbak,
Karin Sveen
Recipient of the Cappelen Prize
1985
(shared with Kolbein Falkeid)
Succeeded by
Inger Margrethe Gaarder,
Fredrik Skagen