Erlend O. Nødtvedt
Erlend O Nødtvedt (b 1984, Norway) is an author who made his literary debut with the poetry collection Harudes in 2008 and has since published the Bergens beskrivelse (2011) and Trollsuiten (2014) collections.
He won the Young Poet Award in 2008, the Bergen Prize in 2011, the Bjørnson scholarship in 2012, the Norwegian Booksellers Association’s author scholarship in 2015 and Premio Ostana in 2017.
Nødtvedt published his first novel, Vestlandet, in 2017. This was very well received, and has been described as a “superb ode to western Norway” and “a pure celebration and relief for the soul”.
He was acclaimed one of Norway’s 10 best authors under the age of 35 by Morgenbladet and the Norwegian Festival of Literature in 2015, and received the Olav H Hauge scholarship in 2018.