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Literary get-together in Solothurn

Three days dedicated entirely to literature: As every year, the Ascension weekend is when literary practitioners and aficionados from Switzerland and beyond gather for the Solothurner Literaturtage. This year’s 39th edition brings together around 70 authors from all four linguistic regions in Switzerland for a literary tour d’horizon. Guest writers from abroad include Shumona Sinha …


Mentoring programme: Camille Luscher

Arno Camenisch, «Sez Ner», Editions d’en bas, 2009. Translated by Camille Luscher in collaboration with Marion Graf as mentor. When Jean Richard from the publisher Editions d’en bas contacted me to suggest that I should undertake the translation of «Sez Ner» by Arno Camenisch with the support of a mentoring programme, I immediately accepted without …


Russia, yesterday and today: Podcasts from the «Days of Russian Literature»

Did you miss the «Days of Russian Literature» in Zurich? Then we recommend you listen to the podcasts which Literaturhaus Zürich made of them. Bringing together authors, translators, literary critics and scientists from Russia and Switzerland, the « top-class » event, as wrote the Neue Zürcher Zeitung, attracted a large audience. The discussions were highly engaged and …


The great thing about writing…

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 …


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 …