Stein Mehren

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Stein Mehren (born 16 May 1935) is a Norwegian poet, author, essayist and playwright. He made his literary debut as lyricist with Gjennom stillheten en natt (1960).[1] He has written more than fifty books, mainly poetry.


Mehren received the Norwegian Critics Prize for Literature and the Mads Wiel Nygaards Endowment in 1963 for Mot en verden av lys, and was awarded the Swedish Academy’s Dobloug Prize in 1971. He received Aschehougprisen in 1973, the Riksmål Society Literature Prize in 1975, the Gyldendalprisen in 2004, and the Norwegian Academy Prize in memory of Thorleif Dahl in 1987.

In 1979 he was awarded the Fritt Ord Award.[2]


  1. ^ (Norwegian) "Stein Mehren"Dagbladet (Retrieved on February 21, 2008)
  2. ^ Henriksen, Petter, ed. (2007). "Fritt Ords pris". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 22 May 2010. 
Preceded by
Karen-Christine Friele
Recipient of the Fritt Ord Award
Succeeded by
Andrey Sakharov
Preceded by
Marta Schumann and
Tormod Haugen
Recipient of the Gyldendal's Endowment
(shared with Gidske Anderson)
Succeeded by
Ola Bauer and
Ketil Gjessing