At a press conference held at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, it was announced that the Nobel Prize in Literature was awarded to Norwegian writer Jon Fosse for his "innovative plays and prose that express the unspeakable".
In addition to being one of the most staged playwrights in the world, Fosse is also increasingly recognized for his prose, the statement said.
Born in 1959 in Haugesund, Fosse studied "comparative literature" at the University of Bergen, and his first novel "Raudt, svart" (Red, Black), written in Nynorsk, one of the two writing standards of the Norwegian language, was published in 1983.
Fosse, whose novels, short stories, poems, children's books, essays, and plays have been translated into more than 40 languages, was also ranked 83rd in The Daily Telegraph's list of the 100 best living geniuses.
Fosse, a writer of plays, short stories, and novels, is regarded as one of the most important writers that recent Norwegian literature has gifted to world literature.
In 2015, he was awarded the Nordic Council's Literature Prize for Andvake, Olavs Draumar, and Kveldsvævd, and in 2023 he received the Nobel Prize in Literature.
He is the author of books such as "From Morning to Evening", "Melancholia", and "Trilogy".