Arild Vange was born in 1955 and is a poet, artist and translator. He started to study economics but did not complete a degree. He was active in the Punk and New Wave movements. Arild Vange’s first novel "Ene og Alene" was published in 1990. He spent many years in Germany and lived in the honorary writer’s residence "Adrianstua" belonging to the city of Trondheim, Norway 2008 – 2013.
Vange has written several critically acclaimed books of poetry. His book of poems from 2010, annerledes enn (otherwise than), is translated into German and published at Yara Edition, Graz (2012). His translations include the work of Franz Kafka, Georg Trakl, Peter Waterhouse, Yoko Tawada, Thomas Kling and Anja Utler. He collaborates regularly with musicians including Lemur, En En En and Neil Davidson. 2012 the improvisation company DVELL was formed around the long standing collaboration between Vange and Davidson. Vange is also working together with the visual artist Per Formo.