Helge Torvund

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Helge Torvund
Portrait of Helge Torvund
Born (1951-08-20) 20 August 1951 (age 69)
, 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.

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).