Dream of Autumn
Original title: Draum om hausten
Publisher: Samlaget, 1999
Pages: 159 pages
Dream of Autumn is a love story and a family drama. In a seemingly serendipitous moment, a man and a woman meet in a graveyard. They knew one another in a past life, and perhaps carried a longing for each another. A whole new life unfolds after the encounter, tense new scenes including the two of them, his ex-wife and his parents drive the narrative, with the presence of death giving contour to the love and life within the play. Dream of Autumn is a timeless poetic story about ‘the everyday’ and miraculous.
Dream of Autumn had its premiere at the National Theatre in Oslo, in the autumn of 1999. Since then the play has been produced in more than 20 countries in four continents.
German, Portuguese, Swedish, Romanian, Polish, French, Ukrainian, Dutch, Italian, Czech, Korean, Chinese.
2007 Deutsche Jugendbuch Preis.
2010 International Ibsen Prize
2014 European Prize for Literature
2015 Nordic Council’s Literature Award, for Trilogy
2016 Willy Brandt Prize
2017 European Poetry Prize of the City of Münster, Germany