This year’s Nobel Prize winner in Literature has been announced! The recipient of the prestigious award is Norwegian author and playwright Jon Fosse. According to the Swedish Academy, he has been awarded for “his innovative plays and prose which gives voice to the unsayable”.
With his work translated into more than 40 languages across the world, Fosse has been known for his warm and humorous plays, novels, poetry collections and essays.
The Nobel Prize in Literature is awarded annually by the Swedish Academy to authors for outstanding contributions in the field of literature. The prize money awarded to winners amounts to 10 million Swedish Krona (INR 8 crores approx).
Aside from Fosse’s incredible work, there have been many widely acclaimed works by previous Nobel Prize winners that deserve a place on your bookshelves. Here are a few of our favourites…