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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.[1] 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.[2]

Åmås is openly gay.[3]


  1. ^ Hagesæther, Pål Vegard R. (27 December 2000). "Vellykket idéhistorisk reise" (in Norwegian). Universitas. Retrieved 28 October 2009.  
  2. ^ Henriksen, Petter, ed (2007). "Knut Olav Åmås" (in Norwegian). Store norske leksikon. Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 28 October 2009.  
  3. ^ Slaaen, Cathrine; Melgård, Marie (13 July 2009). "Norges mektigste homofile" (in Norwegian). Dagbladet. Retrieved 28 October 2009.  


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