Hartvig Kiran was a Norwegian author, lyricist and composer from Ã…lesund.
Kiran was brought up to introduce culture to the people. He was central in Visens Venner, and became involved in the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation where he long presented Ã˜nskediktet where people were introduced to Kiran's nynorsk version of Auld Lang Syne. He was the chairman of Noregs MÃ¥llag from 1957 to 1958. In addition to writing his own plays, he translated many works for theatre and musicals such as Hamlet and Macbeth.
During the Second World War, he was in exile in England from 1941 to 1945, and worked as a newscaster for the Norwegian section of BBC.