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Dreamed in Stone

Jon Fosse

Translated by Damion Searls

’You were a chasm that cracked and turned into stones, and then the stones lay there, beautifully laid, in a wall.‘

Jon Fosse

Jon Fosse was born in 1959 on the west coast of Norway and has written over thirty books and twenty-eight plays that have been translated into over 40 languages. He is one of the world’s most produced living playwrights. In 2007, he was made a Knight in France’s National Order of Merit, and he was awarded the International Ibsen Award in 2010.

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Translated by Damion Searls

Damion Searls translates from the Norwegian, Dutch, German and French. His translations of  Jon Fosse include Melancholy (with Grethe Kvernes), Aliss at the Fire and Morning and Evening, as well as the libretto for an opera of Morning and Evening, premiering at the Royal Opera House in 2015.

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