Jon Fosse has been nominated for the International Booker Prize twice, in 2020 and 2022. He was born in 1959 on the west coast of Norway and is the recipient of countless prestigious prizes, both in his native country and abroad.

Since his 1983 fiction debut - Red, Black - Fosse has written prose, poetry, essays, short stories, children’s books, and over forty plays, with more than a thousand productions performed and translations into fifty languages. The Other Name is the first volume in Septology, a trilogy. In 2023, Fosse won the Nobel Prize in Literature.

Jon Fosse

All nominated books

A New Name, Septology VI-VII
The Other Name: Septology I - II