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Norwegian author and dramatist Jon Olav Fosse (29 September 1959) has been awarded the 2023 ‘Nobel Prize for Literature‘ for ‘his innovative plays and prose which give voice to the unsayable.’ Often referred to as the ‘new Ibsen’, Fosse is the most performed Norwegian playwright after Henrik Ibsen. Fosse’s works have been noted to represent a modern continuation of the dramatic tradition established by Ibsen in the 19th century. His immense oeuvre written in Norwegian Nynorsk and spanning a variety of genres consists of a wealth of plays, novels, poetry collections, essays, children’s books and translations.

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