Lene E. Westerås (1969) is a Norwegian and Sami writer of children books, poetry and plays. She is also a fine art photographer and visual artist. Lene E Westerås is situated in Tromsø, Norway. She translates poetry from English to Norwegian. She studied writing at the University of Tromsø and has a Bachelor from the same place. She has been chairman of board in several literary and cultural organizations. She co-founded the periodical Literary Magazine Kuiper. Westerås has been working as an editor for several publishing houses since 2007. She has contributed in many anthologies and is also writing non-fiction – mainly from the Middle East areas where she is frequently travelling.
Westerås is doing voluntary work in Palestinian refugee camps in Lebanon with Workshops in Creative Writing. Currently she is working as an editor for several Norwegian publishing houses, as well as working on new projects and text/photo cross over art exhibitions. She gives Workshops in Creative Writing in Norway as well.
In her visual art the worlds of the Middle East and the homeground is combined through photo and texts.
Photo: Käthe Øien
She is member of several writing and art organizations.
Photo: VasilyK and E.Lindner