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Leta Semadeni at Deutschen Haus in New York 23 May to 19 June 2016 Summary of the author’s report. The full text is available in the German original. They say that people from Lower Engadine, living as they do in a narrow valley between towering mountains, would immediately feel at home in New York, and …


Literary work grants

Pro Helvetia supports the creation of literary works by means of work grants to Swiss authors or authors living in Switzerland and writing in any of the four national languages. Application deadline is 1 March 2017.


Author, cultural outreach specialist, reader: a three-count waltz

On Friday 2 September, the opening day of the Literary Festival Le livre sur les quais (Books on the Quays) in Morges, authors, librarians, booksellers and cultural outreach specialists came together on the occasion of the second Professional Day on Cultural Outreach, organised by Pro Helvetia. Mathieu Menghini, historian and cultural action practitioner, opened the …


Festival Literatursommer Schleswig-Holstein

Switzerland is this year’s partner country at the Literature Summer Schleswig-Holstein (Germany). The guest of honour Adolf Muschg opened the festival on July 19 in the presence of the Swiss Ambassador in Berlin, Christine Schraner Burgener. Adolf Muschg, Peter Stamm, Arno Camenisch, Dana Grigorcea, Michael Fehr and Ursula Priess will be holding more than thirty …