Literary creation grants: authors selected for a creation grant in autumn 2023

© Dirk Koy
© Dirk Koy

The Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia has awarded a creation grant to 13 authors for a literary project.

By autumn 2023, 96 projects have been submitted with an application for a literary creation grant, 42 of which in German, 32 in French, seven in Italian, eleven in the field of children’s and young adult literature (four German, two French, one Italian, three English, one German and Romansh) and four in another language. At the recommendation of the jury for literature that had assessed the applications in anonymised form, thirteen projects that comprise the genres of fiction, drama, and children’s and young adult literature have been selected.

Eligible for a literary creation grant are authors who have already had a literary work published by a recognised publishing house, who are actively involved in the Swiss literary scene, and who are either Swiss citizens or permanent residents of Switzerland. The grants are awarded twice a year, in June and in November.

The following authors have been selected for a literature creation grant in autumn 2023: