Knut Olav Åmås (born 19 January 1968) is a Norwegian writer and editor.
He hails from Odda. He holds a cand.philol. degree in philosophy, haven taken his master's thesis on Ludwig Wittgenstein at the University of Bergen. He later took a dr.philos. degree on a thesis about Olav H. Hauge. He has worked as a journalist in Bergens Tidende, and is from 2006 editor of debate (from 2008: editor of culture and debate) in Aftenposten. He was an editor in the publishing house Universitetsforlaget from 1996 to 2001, and edited the periodical Samtiden from 2001 to 2006.
Åmås is openly gay.