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Jon Fosse

Jon Fosse is widely considered one of the world’s most important living writers, with an ability to touch readers across time and place. Born in 1959 in Strandebarm, a small village in the western part of Norway, he lives today in the Grotten, an honorary residence in Oslo bestowed for life by the King of Norway, as well as in Hainburg, Austria, and Frekhaug, Norway. Fosse is an unusually prolific writer. He debuted in 1983, and has since published novels, volumes of poetry, essay collections, and children’s books. His work has now been translated into more than 40 languages and his plays performed more than a thousand times around the world. In whatever genre he is writing in, Fosse’s language is poetic and existential, rhythmic and lyrical.

Fosse has received numerous prizes, both in Norway and internationally, and he is mentioned increasingly often as a likely contender for the Nobel Prize. He is currently finishing a major seven-volume work of what he calls “slow prose”: Septology, to be published in three volumes in 2019, 2021, and 2023.

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A recent interview in Financial Times.

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October 16 2017

Septology by Jon Fosse sold to Rowohlt during Frankfurt Bookfair

Septology is a new work of prose by Jon Fosse. The first two parts out of seven will be published during Frankfurt Bookfair in 2019, when Norway is Guest of Honour. The next parts of this work, still in writing, will be published in 2021 and 2023.
Rowohlt acquired rights for the whole work, all seven parts, last week during Frankfurt Bookfair. This new masterpiece is by now sold to Rowohlt in Germany, Fitzcarraldo in UK and Batzer in Denmark.

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October 7 2017

Rights for Jon Fosse's work

Jon Fosse has written prose, plays, poems, short -stories, essays and children books. Winje Agency represent all rights for publication, sold to more than 40 languages so far. Plays for theatres are represented by Colombine in Sweden.

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Titles by Jon Fosse

Septology

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The Living Stone

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Trilogy

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Plays 1 - 5

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Little Sister

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Melancholy I, II

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Kant

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Boathouse

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