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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, including the 2023 Nobel Prize in Literature “for his innovative plays and prose which give voice to the unsayable.” Since his 1983 fiction debut, Raudt, svart [Red, Black], Fosse has written prose, poetry, essays, short s...

tories, 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.

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Articles by Jon Fosse

A person lies on a pink couch in a dim theater
Photo Credit: Jim Baldassare, photo of Louis Cancelmi in the US Premiere production of Night Sings Its Songs by Jon Fosse, directed by Sarah Cameron Sunde, set by Lauren Helpern, lighting by Roma Flowers.