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.
Lars Saabye Christensen,
| Recipient of the Cappelen Prize
(shared with Kolbein Falkeid)
Inger Margrethe Gaarder,
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