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country of citizenship: Norway
languages spoken, written or signed: Norwegian, Nynorsk
educated at: University of Bergen
occupation: playwright, writer, poet, children's writer, translator
award received: Dobloug Prize, Commander of the Order of St. Olav, Aschehoug Prize, Gyldendal prize, International Ibsen Award, Nynorsk Literature Prize, Samlagsprisen, Sokneprest Alfred Andersson-Ryssts fond, Arts Council Norway Honorary Award, Nestroy Award, Language Prize, Nordic Council's Literature Prize, Brage Prize honorary award, Knight of the National Order of Merit, Swedish Academy Nordic Prize, European Prize for Literature
Jon Olav Fosse (born 29 September 1959) is a Norwegian author and dramatist.
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