Helge Torvund

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Helge Torvund
Portrait of Helge Torvund
Born (1951-08-20) 20 August 1951 (age 70)
, Norway
Literary critic
Children's writer
RelativesGunnar Torvund (brother)

Helge Torvund (born 20 August 1951) is a Norwegian psychologist, poet, essayist, literary critic and children's writer. He was born in , and is brother of sculptor Gunnar Torvund.[1]

He made his literary debut in 1977 with Hendene i byen.[2] In 1989 he was awarded the Nynorsk Literature Prize for the poetry collection Den monotone triumf. He received the Herman Wildenvey Poetry Award in 2016.[3] From 2015 he has been writing monthly in the newspaper Klassekampen. One of these articles has been translated and published by York Art Gallery as "Carnal Light".[4]

He was awarded the Dobloug Prize in 2018.[1]


  1. ^ a b Godal, Anne Marit (ed.). "Helge Torvund". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Norsk nettleksikon. Retrieved 27 October 2014.
  2. ^ Rottem, Øystein (1998). "Helge Torvund: fylt til lippene av det verkelege". Norges Litteraturhistorie. Etterkrigslitteraturen (in Norwegian). 3. Oslo: Cappelen. pp. 310–315. ISBN 82-02-16426-5.
  3. ^ "Nå får Helge Torvund enda en pris. 2016. Stavanger Aftenblad (April 28)".
  4. ^ "Carnal Light; A Review of York Art Gallery's New Exhibition Flesh - by Helge Torvund". York Museums Trust.