Nobel Prize in Literature goes to Norwegian author Jon Fosse

Sweden, 5/10: The Nobel Prize in literature was awarded Thursday to Norwegian novelist and playwright Jon Fosse “for his innovative plays and prose which give voice to the unsayable”

Fosse’s work has long been lauded throughout continental Europe, but he has recently found a growing audience in the English-speaking world. By receiving what is widely seen as the most prestigious prize in literature, he joins a list of laureates in including Toni Morrison, Kazuo Ishiguro and French writer Annie Ernaux, who last year was awarded the Nobel for books that plumb her personal passions and tragedies.



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