29 September 1959|
Haugesund, Rogaland, Norway
|Alma mater||University of Bergen|
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.
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.
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 joined the Catholic Church in 2013.
Honours and awards
- 1998 Nynorsk Literature Prize
- 1997 Aschehoug Prize
- 1999 Dobloug Prize
- 2003 Norsk kulturråds ærespris
- 2003 Nynorsk Literature Prize
- 2003 Chevalier of the Ordre national du Mérite of France (2003)
- 2005 Brage Prize
- 2005 Commander of the Royal Norwegian Order of St. Olav
- 2007 The Swedish Academy Nordic Prize
- 2007 The Federal Ministry of Family Affairs' Deutscher Jugendliteraturpreis
- 2010 The Ibsen Award
- 2014 European Prize for Literature
- 2015 Nordic Council's Literature Prize
All the plays are published in English translation by Oberon Books.
"Melanchola I", "Melancholia II","Aliss by the Fire" and "Morning and Evening" are published in English translation by Dalkey Archive Press, which will also publish "Trilogy" ("Sleepless", "Olav's Dreams", "Weariness") and "Boathouse".
"Poems", a selection of Jon Fosse's poetry, is published in English translation by Shift Fox Press.
"Angel Goes through the Stage and Other Essays", a selection of Jon Fosse's essays, is published in English translation by Dalkey Archive Press.
- Fransk heder til Fosse, nrk.no.
- "Top 100 living geniuses". Telegraph.co.uk. 30 October 2007. Retrieved 6 November 2015.
- Kjell Kvamme (16 November 2013) Jon Fosse katolikk: Som å kome heim Archived 19 November 2013 at the Wayback Machine. Vårt Land. Retrieved 16 November 2013 (in Norwegian)
- NRK. "Fosse vant Nordisk råds litteraturpris". NRK. Retrieved 6 November 2015.
- Nynorsk litteraturpris
- Store norske leksikon (2005–2007). "Doblougprisen". Store norske leksikon. Retrieved 6 November 2015.
- Fransk heder til Fosse, nrk.no.
- "Jon Fosse prisas av Svenska Akademien". nummer.se (in Swedish). 13 March 2007. Retrieved 27 October 2012.
- "Fosse får Akademiens nordiska pris". DN.se (in Swedish). 13 March 2007. Retrieved 27 October 2012.
- 2007 Archive
- "Jon Fosse". internationalibsenaward.com. Retrieved 6 November 2015.
- "Laureate 2014 (Press Release)" (PDF). City of Strasbourg. 19 November 2014. Retrieved December 21, 2014.
- "Prize ceremony 2015". norden.org. Retrieved 6 November 2015.
- Fosse, Jon (2005). Plays Four. Modern playwrights. London: Oberon. ISBN 1-84002-479-8.
- Jon Fosse on IMDb
- Jon Fosse at Doollee.com
- Vincent Rafis, Mémoire et voix des morts dans le théâtre de Jon Fosse, Les presses du réel, Dijon, 2009 : http://www.lespressesdureel.com/ouvrage.php?id=1198&menu=
- Andrew Dickson: Jon Fosse: 'The idea of writing another play doesn't give me pleasure' The Guardian, 12 March 2014. Retrieved 22 August 2014.
| Recipient of the Norsk kulturråds ærespris