Poul Erik Nørholm Orum ( 23 December 1919 in Nykøbing - 27 December 1997 ) was a Danish author who mainly wrote novels.
His works are mostly based on his own experiences. Orum worked from 1944 to 1957 as a journalist. In 1957, he settled in Fano. His started writing in 1953 when he was 34 years old. In the period from 1953 through 1992, Orum wrote 39 books, including some poetry, collections of short stories, memoirs and essays, but predominantly novels.