Aslaug Vaa

Aslaug Vaa ( born August 25, 1889 in Rauland, Vinje municipality in Telemark, † November 28, 1965 in Oslo) was a Norwegian poet and playwright. She was sister of the sculptor and painter Dyre Vaa, married to the psychologists and philologists Ola Raknes mother and the sculptress Anne Raknes and the poet Magli Elster. In addition, she was a second cousin of Eivind Groven and Tarjei Vesaas.

Aslaug Vaa studied French literature and art history at the University of Paris, and theater history at the University of Berlin. She then worked for a while as a teacher and journalist. She debuted in 1934 with 45 years as a poet. Her first collection of poems was called North i derive.

She received in 1955 a life-long scholarship from the Norwegian State ( Statens kunstnerlønn ). Her poems were often presented in the show " wish poem" ( Ønskediktet ) of the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation ( NRK). Vaa received in 1963 as the first author "wish poem price" ( Ønskediktprisen ). Your four spectacles did not reach the same level of awareness as her poems.

In 2001 Odd Nordstoga and Øyonn Groven led Myhren on the Telemark festivals the ordering plant Nivelkinn, the same on Aslaug Vaas poem cycle name from northern i derive based. The concert was recorded and released as a sound carrier, which won the 2003 Spellemannprisen.


  • Author
  • Literature ( Norwegian)
  • Literature ( 20th century)
  • Poetry
  • Norwegian
  • Born in 1889
  • Died in 1965
  • Woman