Erling Kittelsen

Erling Kittelsen had his debut as a poet in 1970. He has published several poetry cycles and collections, as well as fables, dramatic works, and translations of poetry from languages, like Arabian, Persian, Korean, Latvian and Sumerian, that are distant to the Nordic languages. He also dialogues with the most ancient poetic Nordic traditions – the Old Norse Poetic Edda – which he translated and then presented a contemporary literary answer. His most recent play has been translated and performed several times in the Middle East. He has received several literary prizes and awards, including The Aschehoug Prize 1990, The Dobloug Prize 2002 (awarded by the Swedish Academy) and Vindtorn-Prize 2017 (national poetry prize).

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