Jon Fosse

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Jon Fosse
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Born (1959-09-29) 29 September 1959 (age 54)
Haugesund, Norway
Occupation Playwright
Nationality Norway

Jon Olav Fosse (born 29 September 1959) is a Norwegian author and dramatist.

Fosse was born in Haugesund, Norway. He debuted in 1983 with the novel Raudt, svart (Red, black). His first play, Og aldri skal vi skiljast, was performed and published in 1994. Jon Fosse has written novels, short stories, poetry, children's books, essays and plays. His works have been translated into more than forty languages.

Fosse was made a chevalier of the Ordre national du Mérite of France in 2007.[1] Fosse also has been ranked number 83 on the list of the Top 100 living geniuses by The Daily Telegraph.[2]

Since 2011, Fosse has been granted the Grotten, an honorary residence owned by the Norwegian state and located on the premises of the Royal Palace in the city centre of Oslo. Use of the Grotten as a permanent residence is an honour specially bestowed by the King of Norway for contributions to Norwegian arts and culture.

Fosse was among the literaty consultants to Bibel 2011, a Norwegian translation of the Bible published in 2011.[3]

Personal life[edit]

Thrice married, he lives part of the time with his Slovak wife in Hainburg an der Donau. He also has a home in Bergen. Originally a member of the Church of Norway, he converted to the Catholic Church in 2013.[3]

Honours and awards[edit]

Bibliography[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Alfred Fidjestøl (24 October 2007). "Åtvarer mot kjendiseriet". Klassekampen (in Norwegian). Retrieved 6 February 2009. 
  2. ^ Top 100 living geniuses
  3. ^ a b Kjell Kvamme (16 November 2013) Jon Fosse katolikk: Som å kome heim Vårt Land. Retrieved 16 November 2013 (Norwegian)
  4. ^ Fransk heder til Fosse, nrk.no.
  5. ^ a b Fosse, Jon (2005). Plays Four. Modern playwrights. London: Oberon. ISBN 1-84002-479-8. 

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Awards
Preceded by
Karsten Alnæs and
Ola Bauer
Recipient of the Dobloug Prize
1999
(shared with Åse-Marie Nesse)
Succeeded by
Jan Kjærstad and
Einar Økland
Preceded by
Edith Roger
Recipient of the Norsk kulturråds ærespris
2003
Succeeded by
Jan Garbarek