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 The Grotto

Grotten is an honorary residence owned by the Norwegian state. It is a nineteenth-century building located on the premises of the Royal Palace in the city centre of Oslo, and was originally the home of the poet Henrik Wergeland. Since the 1920s it has been given as a permanent residence to a person specifically bestowed this honour by the King of Norway.

The writer and playwright Jon Fosse has lived in Grotten since 2011. The previous recipients of the honour were:
  • the composer Christian Sinding
  • the writer Arnulf Øverland
  • the composer Arne Nordheim

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