Knut Olav Åmås

Knut Olav Åmås (born 19 January 1968) is a Norwegian writer, editor and politician for the Conservative Party.

Knut Olav Åmås
Kultur- og debattredaktør i Aftenposten Knut Olav Åmås (5101945024) (cropped).jpg
Born (1968-01-19) 19 January 1968 (age 53)
Occupationwriter and editor
Notable worksConservative Party

He hails from Odda. He holds a cand.philol. degree in philosophy, having taken his master's thesis on Ludwig Wittgenstein at the University of Bergen.[1] He later took a dr.philos. degree on a biographical thesis about Olav H. Hauge. He has worked as a journalist in Bergens Tidende, and is from 2006 debate editor (from 2008: editor of culture and debate) in Aftenposten. He was an editor in the publishing house Universitetsforlaget from 1996 to 2001, and edited the periodical Samtiden from 2001 to 2006.[2] In 2013 he was named in Solberg's Cabinet as State Secretary in the Ministry of Culture and Church Affairs.[3] He is currently the Director of Fritt Ord.

Åmås is openly gay.[4]


  1. ^ Hagesæther, Pål Vegard R. (27 December 2000). "Vellykket idéhistorisk reise". Universitas (in Norwegian). Retrieved 28 October 2009.
  2. ^ Henriksen, Petter, ed. (2007). "Knut Olav Åmås". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 28 October 2009.
  3. ^ "Statssekretær Knut Olav Åmås (H)" (in Norwegian). 16 October 2013. Retrieved 22 March 2014.
  4. ^ Slaaen, Cathrine; Melgård, Marie (13 July 2009). "Norges mektigste homofile". Dagbladet (in Norwegian). Retrieved 28 October 2009.