Tagged: Jon Fosse

Fosse’s minimalism takes the stage

The Norwegian playwright is a challenge for American audiences, but this Washington, DC, production of Someone is Going to Come brings life to the spaces between words Christine Foster Meloni Washington, D.C. Works by...

Book Review: Jon Fosse’s essays reveal man & writer

Christine Foster Meloni Washington, D.C. Jon Fosse decided in 1999 that he had to choose between writing fiction (novels and plays) and non-fiction (theoretical essays). He felt that the languages of fiction and of...

Book Review: Simple prose for profound thoughts

Christine Foster Meloni Washington, D.C. Morning and Evening by Jon Fosse (trans. Damion Searls). Dalkey Archive Press, 2015. Jon Fosse is a master at making the mundane compelling. He puts us into the heads...

Jon Fosse wins prize

2015 Nordic Council Prize in Literature awarded to Fosse’s Trilogien M. Michael Brady Asker, Norway In Reykjavík, Iceland, on the evening of October 27, Norwegian author and playwright Jon Fosse was awarded the 2015...

Book review: Fosse’s Melancholy circles madness

Christine Foster Meloni Washington, D.C. Jon Fosse’s Melancholy becomes a much more interesting novel when the reader knows that the main character, Lars Hertervig, actually existed. In fact, Hertervig is considered one of Norway’s...

The International Ibsen Award 2010 goes to Jon Fosse

The International Ibsen Award for 2010 has been given to the Norwegian playwright Jon Fosse. The award will be presented Sept. 10 during the Ibsen Festival at the National Theatre in Oslo. The Norwegian...