Vold, Jan Erik

Jan Erik Vold
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Born in Oslo in 1939, lives in Stockholm. Vold is a Norwegian poet, translator and famous for his jazz & poetry performances.
He has won numerous awards, including the 1965 Tarjei Vesaas' debutantpris for his literary début, Mellom speil og speil; Gyldendal's Endowment in 1968; the Aschehoug Prize in 1981; the Brage Prize 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 in 2000.