Edvard Hoem is a Norwegian novelist, dramatist, lyricist, psalmist and government scholar. He made his literary debut in 1969, with the poetry collection Som grÃ¸nne musikantar. He was awarded the Norwegian Critics Prize for Literature in 1974 for the novel KjÃ¦rleikens ferjereiser. He was awarded the Melsom Prize in 2006, and the Peter Dass Prize in 2007 for the novel Mors og fars historie. He received the Ibsen Prize in 2008 for the play Mikal Hetles siste ord.
Several of his books have been nominated for the Nordic Council's Literature Prize, but did not win this award.
Hoem was the director of the Molde theater Teatret VÃ¥rt 1997â€“1999. He has translated nine of Shakespeare's plays into Norwegian.