Jon Olav Fosse (born on September 29, 1959) is a Norwegian playwright and novelist. He debuted in 1983 with the novel Red, Black. With more than 900 productions staged in more than 40 languages, he is one of Europe’s most-performed dramatists. He has won numerous awards and honors. In 2016, he was nominated for a Nobel Prize for Literature. Fosse will be the patron of the New Drama 2017 Festival, which is organized by the Theatre Institute in Bratislava on May 9-13, 2017.
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