Jan Erik Vold
Jan Erik Vold is a Norwegian
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 lyric poet, translator and author. He was a core member of the so-called "Profil generation", the circle attached to the literary magazine Profil
Profil (literary magazine)
Profil was a Norwegian literary magazine which had great influence in the late 1960s and the 1970s. The magazine was founded in 1938 as Filologen, a house organ for the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Oslo. Its name was changed to Profil in 1959. In 1966 the magazine was taken over by a...

. Throughout his career as an artist, he has had the ability to reach the public, both with his poetry and his political views. He has contributed greatly to the renewal of Norwegian poetry, and created interest in lyrical poetry. Jan Erik Vold is currently living in Stockholm
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He is the son of journalist Ragnar Vold
Ragnar Vold
Ragnar Vold was a Norwegian journalist, non-fiction writer and novelist. During the 1930s he was a correspondent for the newspaper Dagbladet, and was among the Norwegian journalists who most explicitly warned about the emergence of nazism in Germany. From 1945 he edited the foreign affairs section...


He has won numerous awards, including the 1965 Tarjei Vesaas' debutantpris
Tarjei Vesaas' debutantpris
Tarjei Vesaas's debutantpris is a prize awarded annually for the best first literary work in Norwegian. It is awarded by the Norwegian Authors' Union, and the organisation's 9-member Literary Caucus constitutes the jury for the prize...

 for his literary début, Mellom speil og speil; Gyldendal's Endowment
Gyldendal's Endowment
Gyldendal's Endowment was a literature prize which was awarded in the period 1934–1995 by the Norwegian publisher Gyldendal Norsk Forlag. The prize was awarded to significant authors, regardless of which publisher the author was associated with...

 in 1968; the Aschehoug Prize
Aschehoug Prize
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 in 1981; the Brage Prize
Brage Prize
The Brage Prize is a Norwegian literature prize that is awarded annually by the Norwegian Book Prize foundation...

 for Poetry in 1993 and Honorary Award in 1997; the Gyldendal Prize in 2000; the Ambolt Prize in 2004; and he was nominated for the Nordic Council's Literature Prize in 1979 and 1999. He was awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of Oslo
University of Oslo
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in 2000.

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