Torild Wardenær was born in Norway in 1951. At the universities of Bergen, Oslo and Stavanger she studied Education and Art History and holds a Masters Degree in Contemporary Literature. Her literary works include essays and dramas as well as interdisciplinary projects with musicans and visual artists.
"The Pioneer Time" (1994), the first of nine volumes of poetry - most recent is "Password: Chairos" (2013) - received the Aschehoug Publishing House’s debut prize. More honors followed, including the Halldis Moren Vesaas Award for "The Drift of Days and Nights" (1997), and nominations for the renowned Brage Prize for "zero point two lux" (1995) and "psi" (2007).
She has been an Artist in Residence and won fellowships awards at Fundacion Valparaiso (Spain), Hawthornden Castle (Scotland), International House of Literature (Belgium) and Djerassi (California, USA). In 2014 she received the prestigious Dobloug Prize from the Swedish Academy.