Jon Fosse

The Fiddler Girl

“’Oh no,’ said the little fiddler girl. ‘I don't think I can get any further,’ she said, and her eyes became wet. ‘There’s a mountain between me and my father,’ she said.”

Jon Fosse's most recent children's book is a fairy tale about a clairvoyant fiddler girl. The fiddler girl sees in her hand that her father has been stranded and sits wearied and worn on an island. She takes her fiddle and embarks on a journey to find and comfort him. She encounters many challenges along the way, and then the fiddle becomes a good companion.

A magical children’s book by Jon Fosse, with stunning illustrations by Øyvind Torseter.

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

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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