Knut Ljosland, born in Kristiansand 1946, studied German philology at Oslo University and worked as a secondary school teacher. He graduated with "Zur Nachbarschaft" about the poetry of Johannes Bobrowski.
In 1984 he published a volume of Bobrowski in Norwegian, ”Grannelag Sarmatien”, followed by editions of Peter Huchel (”Vegfar”), the Rumanian-German poet Anemone Latzina (”Dagboksdagar”) and Wassily Kandinsky's ”Klangar”.
Knut Ljosland is member of the Norwegian Translators' Association and has published articles on literature in magazines and newspapers.
TextLettiske songar (Translation of "Lettische Lieder" from German)