Knut Ødegård (born 6 November 1945) is a Norwegian writer.
Born in Molde, Norway, Ødegård made his poetic debut in 1967.Since then he has published many volumes of poetry, two novels for young adults, two books about Iceland, a play, and several reinterpretations. His own works are translated into 27 languages (2010), among these five separate collections in English.
He was the founder and president of the Bjørnson Festival, a Norwegian literature festival held in homage to Nobel laureate Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson, for a decade. Ødegård is now the president of Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson-Akademiet, The Norwegian Academy of Literature and Freedom of Expression.
He shares his time between a home in Molde and another in Reykjavík, Iceland
– Taken from the Wikipedia article, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Knut_%C3%98deg%C3%A5rd