Espen Stueland (b 1970, Norway) is an author, magazine editor, critic and essayist.
He made his literary debute in 1992 with the poetry collection Sakte dans ut av brennende hus, and has subsequently published several collections of poetry and essays, translations and novels. He was named one of Norway’s 10 best authors under the age of 30 by the Norwegian Festival of Literature and Morgenbladet in 2004, and literary critic of the year by the Norwegian Critics’ Association in 2005. In 2003 he received the Halldis Moren Vesaas Prize, awarded annually to a significant voice in Norwegian Poetry.
His work is notable for engaging with science, tackling a range of topics such as the history of dissection, the climate crisis and the life and work of social scientist Eilert Sundt, which has resulted in his latest publication, the nonfiction poetry collection Eilert Sundt-tilstanden.