Jon Fosse Wins , 2023 Nobel Prize in Literature.
The 64-year-old Norwegian playwright was awarded the prize "for his innovative plays and prose which give voice to the unsayable," NPR reports.
While Fosse is not well-known to the general public outside of Norway, he is internationally celebrated within the literary community.
He has been referred to as "the most produced living playwright," NPR reports.
His immense oeuvre, written in Norwegian Nynorsk and spanning a variety of genres consists of a wealth of plays, novels, poetry collections, essays, children's books and translations.
, Nobel Prize committee, via statement.
While he is today one of the most widely performed playwrights in the world, he has also become increasingly recognized for his prose, Nobel Prize committee, via statement.
Fosse began as a novelist, only to break through as a playwright in his 40s.
In 1998, he became internationally known with a Paris production of 'Nokon kjem til å komme' (in English, 'Someone Is Going to Come Home').
To date, over 60 countries have performed his work.
Fosse has won several European awards and receives a lifetime government stipend and residence in Oslo.
He was also knighted in France in 2007