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Jon Fosse

Portrait of author Jon Fosse
Photo Credit: Tom Kolstad Samlaget

Jon Fosse

Jon Fosse was born in 1959 on the west coast of Norway and is the recipient of countless prestigious prizes, both in his native Norway and abroad. Since his 1983 fiction debut, Raudt, svart [Red, Black], Fosse has written prose, poetry, essays, short stories, children’s books, and over forty plays, with more than a thousand productions performed and translations into fifty languages. A New Name, the final volume in Septology, was a finalist for the International Booker Prize.

Articles by Jon Fosse

From “Night Sings Its Songs”
By Jon Fosse
You just lie there lie there just lie there and read
Translated from Norwegian by Sarah Cameron Sunde