Little Sister

Little Sister

Jon Fosse

Original title: Søster
Publisher: Samlaget, 2000
Genre: Children

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This is a book full of wonder, written through the perspective a four year old boy. He is an independent soul, exploring the fjord and landscapes that surrounds his home. With him he brings his younger sister. On his journey the boy discovers the limits to his freedom, loneliness, and the love for his sister.

Little Sister won the prestigious Deutsche Jugendbuch Preis in 2007. The illustration for the German publication, as seen on the picture, are by Aljoscha Blau.

Little Sister is published in “Scenes from a Childhood”, published by Fitzcarraldo Editons in 2018, translated by Damion Searls.

Foreign rights

Chinese, English, German and Korean.

Awards

Deutsche Jugendbuch Preis, 2007

Jon Fosse

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Photo: Tove Breistein

Jon Fosse is widely considered one of the world’s most important living writers. Born in 1959 in Strandebarm, a small village in the western part of Norway, he lives today in the Grotten, an honorary residence, as well as in Hainburg, Austria, and Frekhaug, Norway.

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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