Very, Very Slowly

Very, Very Slowly

In collaboration with Alf-Kåre Berg (ill.)

Jon Fosse The Nobel Prize

Original title: Uendeleg seint
Publisher: Samlaget, 1989
Genre: Children
Pages: 31 pages

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In Jon Fosse’s first children’s book, a young boy grapples with the guilt of having stolen a banana from an old woman.

The book explores themes of guilt, honesty, and the complexity of parent-child relationships. Using his characteristic rhythm and repetition, this book will speak to children and adults alike.

With illustrations by Alf-Kåre Berg.

Foreign rights

French: L’Arche éditeur
Italian: Iperborea

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Jon Fosse

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Nobel Prize-winner Jon Fosse (b. 1959), is widely considered one of the most important writers of our time. For almost forty years, he has written novels, plays, poems, stories, essays, and children’s books. His award-winning work has been translated into more than fifty languages and his plays have been staged over a thousand times all over the world.

Jon Fosse grew up in Strandebarm, a small village in the western part of Norway, he now lives in the Grotten, an honorary residence in Oslo, as well as in Hainburg, Austria, and Frekhaug, Norway.

Fosse was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2023 and has received numerous prizes, both in Norway and internationally through the years.

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