Hartvig Kiran

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Hartvig Kiran (3 November 1911 – 15 August 1978) was a Norwegian author, lyricist and composer from Ålesund.

Kiran was brought up to introduce culture to the people. He was central in Visens Venner, and became involved in the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation where he long presented Ønskediktet where people were introduced to Kiran's nynorsk version of Auld Lang Syne. He was the chairman of Noregs Mållag from 1957 to 1958. In addition to writing his own plays, he translated many works for theatre and musicals such as Hamlet and Macbeth.

During the Second World War, he was in exile in England from 1941 to 1945, and worked as a newscaster for the Norwegian section of BBC.

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Cultural offices
Preceded by
Knut Robberstad
Chairman of Noregs Mållag
1957–1958
Succeeded by
Magne Skodvin
Awards
Preceded by
Odd Bang-Hansen
Recipient of the Bastian Prize
1960
Succeeded by
Halldis Moren Vesaas