Contemporary Swiss authors read from their latest works and discuss living and working in Switzerland, special qualities of Swiss literature, and what homeland means to them.
Jonas Lüscher, born 1976 in
Zurich, an author who expresses himself pointedly on political issues and contemporary phenomena in essays or at appearances. His novella Frühling der Barbaren became a bestseller, was
on the longlist for the German Book Prize, and was nominated for the Swiss Book Prize. He won the Swiss Book Prize with his novel Kraft.
Simone Lappert, born in 1985 in Aarau, Switzerland, studied at the Swiss Literature Institute in Biel. With her debut novel "Wurfschatten" she was shortlisted for the "aspekte" prize. She is president of the Basel International Poetry Festival. In 2019, she published the novel "Der Sprung", which was nominated for the Swiss Book Prize.
Pedro Lenz, born in 1965, is one of the most important, perhaps even the most important voice in contemporary Swiss dialect literature. His bestselling novel Der Goalie bin ig (The Goalie's Me) has won several prizes, been performed as a play, served as a blueprint for the feature film of the same name and has been published in ten translations so far.
Change of program: Dana Grigorcea can unfortuanately not appear.
Nora Zukker (Tages-Anzeiger)
The event will be held in German.
Doors: 7 pm
Event start: 8 pm
Weather permitting, the event will take place on the open-air stage in the Old Botanical Garden.
In case of bad weather, the event will take place indoors at Kaufleuten. The decision on the venue will be published
on this website on the day of the event.
Due to the Corona rules, only a very limited contingent of seats is available.
You can reserve tickets for seats here.
Photo Credits: Ulrike Arnold (Lüscher), Ayse Yavas (Lappert), Daniel Rihs (Lenz)