Living Rock

Living Rock

Jon Fosse The Nobel Prize

Original title: Levande stein
Publisher: Samlaget, 2015
Genre: Short prose
Pages: 90 pages

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Living Stone is a collection of extraordinary short prose collected from works spanning the past decades, originally published in various literary magazines.

Dreamed in Stone, was published in the iconic literary magazine Granta in 2015 (Issue 131: The Map Is Not the Territory, April 2015).

“The stones sing and they don’t sing. Even when the fog is gone the stones lie there, leaning against each other, they lie there so nicely, as though they have been put together by a wonderfully dexterous stonemason, they lay there like that after the avalanche too. Falling apart. (…) I am in the room behind the wall of stones, my stones, other people’s stones, and there is light in there, the strong invisible light from the sky, from the stones. The light of nothingness. The light of nothingness is in the stone. The light of love is in the stone.” Extract from Dreamed in Stone, translated by Damion Searls.

Jon Fosse

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Nobel Prize-winner Jon Fosse, born in 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 lives today 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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