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Jon Fosse

Jon Fosse (b. 1959) is widely considered one of the most important writers of our time.

Born in Strandebarm in Vestland, western Norway, he currently lives in the national residence of honor The Grotto in Oslo, in Hainburg, Austria, and in Frekhaug, Vestland. Fosse’s remarkably prolific career began in 1983 with his first novel Red, Black, and since then he has published numerous novels, stories, books of poetry, children’s books, and essay collections. He began writing plays in 1993, with Someone Is Going to Come, and since then he has written almost thirty plays, including A Summer’s Day, Dream of Autumn, Death Variations, Sleep, and I Am the Wind.

Since the mid-nineties his plays have had an unparalleled international success, being performed over a thousand times all over the world; his works have been translated into more than fifty languages. Today Fosse is one of the most-performed living playwrights in the world, but he has continued to write novels, stories, and poetry of exceptional quality. In 2015 he received the Nordic Council Literature Prize for his work Trilogy, consisting of Wakefulness, Olav’s Dreams, and Weariness. Fosse’s earlier novels Melancholy I and II, Morning and Evening, and Aliss at the Fire have also received wide critical acclaim.

Fosse has been awarded numerous prizes both in Norway and abroad, and in recent years he has often been mentioned as a frontrunner for the Nobel Prize in Literature.

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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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Titles by Jon Fosse

The Dog Manuscripts

Jon Fosse

2018, (1995, 1996, 1997)
Plays 5

Jon Fosse

2016
Living Rock

Jon Fosse

2015
Trilogy

Jon Fosse

2014
Stone to Stone

Jon Fosse

2013
Collected Essays

Jon Fosse

2011
Shorter Prose

Jon Fosse

2011
Plays 4

Jon Fosse

2009
The Fiddler Girl

Jon Fosse

2009
I Am the Wind

Jon Fosse

2008
Plays 3

Jon Fosse

2005
Plays 1 - 5

Jon Fosse

20016
Plays 2

Jon Fosse

2001
Collected Poems

Jon Fosse

2001
Little Sister

Jon Fosse

2000
Morning and Evening

Jon Fosse

2000
Plays 1

Jon Fosse

1999
Dream of Autumn

Jon Fosse

1999
Nightsongs

Jon Fosse

1998
Someone Is Going to Come

Jon Fosse

1996
Melancholy I, II

Jon Fosse

1995, 1996
The Name

Jon Fosse

1995
Kant

Jon Fosse

1990
Boathouse

Jon Fosse

1989