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Francfort en français, Frankfurter Buchmesse 2017

Swiss literature in Frankfurt

Following the invitation of France, Switzerland participated in the «Francfort en français» programme at the 69th Frankfurt Book Fair in October 2017 with well-received contributions by 12 authors from the French-speaking part of the country, the Romandie. As guest of honour at this year’s Frankfurt Book Fair from 10 to 15 October, France placed the …


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 …


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 …


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