2013


Debut reading by German writer Olga Grjasnowa und Swiss writer Dorothee Elmiger.

Moderation: Guido Kalberer. (Photos: Livio Baumgartner)

Finely tuned to the cozy ambience of the Old Botanical Garden, Büchner prize winner Wilhelm Genazino read from "Idyles in Semi-Nature"and "If we were animals". Moderation: Corina Freudiger. (Photos: Livio Baumgartner)

"Use usem Uterus" – Musical reading (premiere) by Gerhard Meister and Anna Trauffer.

(Photos: Livio Baumgartner)


"The neighbor, the artist, the flowers and the revolutionary". Stage reading (premiere) based on a novel by Martin Felder, arranged by Mélanie Huber. Speakers: Jannek Petri, Cathrin Störmer and Thomas Sarbacher. (Photos: Livio Baumgartner)

"That to me. Roger Willemsen's Travel Tales". A program specially developed for our festival, which Roger Willemsen presented on two consecutive evenings (once as a substitute for the reading with the ill Harry Rowohlt). Both evenings were sold out. 

(Photos: Livio Baumgartner)

Gerhard Rühm and Friedrich Achleitner - the two 83-year-old exponents of the legendary "Vienna Group" and pioneers of Concrete Poetry in conversation with Michael Pfister. (Photos: © Zurich Literature Festival)

"Generation" - A poetic installation by French author Isabelle Capron on the subject of fertility in the age of its technical reproducibility.

"Igor" – park inhabitant and secret star of the festival.

Animated film installation by Swiss artist Cornelia Heusser, from the series "Fairy Trees".