Edvard Hoem

Edvard Hoem (born 1949) is a Norwegian novelist, dramatist, lyricist, psalmist and government scholar. He made his literary debut in 1969, with the poetry collection Som grønne musikantar. He have spoken the Palestinian people case for a long time –

Photo Johnny Leo Johansen(c) 2012 Appeal on the international solidarity day for the Palestinian people.

Johnny Leo Johansen(c)

He was awarded the Norwegian Critics Prize for Literature in 1974 for the novel Kjærleikens ferjereiser. He was awarded the Melsom Prize in 2006, and the Peter Dass Prize in 2007 for the novel Mors og fars historie. He received the Ibsen Prize in 2008 for the play Mikal Hetles siste ord.

Several of his books (Kjærleikens ferjereiser (1974), Prøvetid (1984), Ave Eva (1987), Mors og fars historie (2005)) have been nominated for the Nordic Council’s Literature Prize, but did not win this award.

Hoem was the director of the Molde theater Teatret Vårt 1997–1999. He has translated nine of Shakespeare‘s plays into Norwegian.