Alf Saltveit

Alf Saltveit (14 June 1946 – 18 May 2022) was a Norwegian poet, novelist, non-fiction writer and translator.

Alf Saltveit
Born(1946-06-14)14 June 1946
Haugesund, Norway
Died18 May 2022(2022-05-18) (aged 75)

Literary careerEdit

With background as schoolteacher in Karmøy and Sveio,[1] Saltveit made his literary debut in 1982 with the poetry collection Gneistar. He subsequently wrote novels, works on local history, and further poetry collections. His translations into Norwegian language include works by Seamus Heaney, Michael Krüger, Paul Muldoon and Carlos Drummond de Andrade.[2]

Saltveit received a cultural stipend from the municipality of Haugesund in 1986, and from the county municipality of Rogaland in 1987.[1]

Personal life and deathEdit

Saltveit was born in Haugesund on 14 June 1946.[2] He died in Haugesund on 18 May 2022, aged 75.[1]


  1. ^ a b c DeNiazi, Daniel (18 May 2022). "Alf Saltveit er død". (in Norwegian). Retrieved 29 August 2022.
  2. ^ a b Glette, Kåre. "Alf Saltveit". In Bolstad, Erik (ed.). Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Norsk nettleksikon. Retrieved 29 August 2022.