Playwright Jon Fosse has been awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature. Fosse is the second most-performed Norwegian playwright in the world, and his works are widely regarded as being the successor to the writing style that Ibsen popularized in the late 19th century.
Throughout his prolific career, Fosse has penned dozens of plays, which have translated into over 40 languages, including The Name, Nightsongs, Dream of Autumn, and I Am the Wind. Rattlestick Playwrights Theater produced his A Summer Day Off-Broadway in 2012.
He has received numerous awards and acknowledgements for his work, including access to an honorary residence on the grounds of the Royal Palace in Oslo known as the Grotten, which the Norwegian state bestows to those who have greatly contributed to the arts and culture of Norway.
Fosse has been awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature for "his innovative plays and prose which give voice to the unsayable," according to the Nobel Prize announcement.