Jon Fosse

The Name

In this award-winning play, we meet a young couple expecting a child. They are homeless and on their way to the girl's parents house. The Name is a play about the difficulties we have understanding one another and the longing for a significant other who cares about oneself. By placing seemingly simple characters in critical moments, Fosse's communicates the common, yet crucial aspects about the modern human condition.

"Fosse has influenced our way of thinking just as Samuel Beckett once did." Randolf Walderhaug (Director)

The Name is Fosse's second play, originally written in 1995.

Jon Fosse

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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 (Septologien), to be published in three volumes in 2019, 2021, and 2023. es in 2019, 2021, and 2023.

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Awards

Among others:
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

Edited April 06, 2019 by Winje Agency