Arne Lygre – Playwright


“Arne Lygre has stepped into the elite of Norwegian authors. Then Silence firmly confirms his position”

– Klassekampen

Arne Lygre is a Norwegian playwright based in Oslo. He has written eight plays since his debut in 1998, which have been staged and published in many countries around the world. Man Without Purpose was directed by Claude Régy at Odeon Theatre in Paris in 2007/2008. I Disappear had its world premiere at Théatre National de la Colline in Paris in November 2011, directed by Stéphane Braunschweig and its Norwegian opening at The National Theatre in Oslo in August 2012, directed by Eirik Stubø. His most recent play, Nothing of Me, had its world premiere at Stadsteatern Stockholm in April 2014, receiving a four star review from The Guardian.

Arne Lygre wrote his first short stories collection, In Time, for which he won the prestigious Norwegian literary award, Brageprisen, in 2004. He has written two novels, A Last Face (2006) and My Dead Man (2006), both to citical acclaim. He was awarded the Literary Award Mad Weils Nygaards’ Legacy in 2010, and the Ibsen Award for best new play in Norway in 2013 for I Dispappear.