For once I am following live the presentation of this years' laureate of the Nobel Prize in Literature. I have not read a lot of pre-guesses of who will win, but saw a list of betting odds. I must admit I am not familiar with half of the names. I am hoping for Haruki Murakami, but have the feeling that he is just too popular. In 45 minutes we will know.
13.00 - Now is the presentation.
... and it is Jon Fosse, a Norwegian author.
"The Nobel Prize in Literature for 2023 is awarded to the Norwegian author Jon Fosse, “for his innovative plays and prose which give voice to the unsayable.”
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. While he is today one of the most widely performed playwrights in the world, he has also become increasingly recognised for his prose."
Congratulations to him. I have not read anything by him, but it seems it is time to do so.