The Austrian writer and director Marlene Streeruwitz opened the festival and presented her new novel "Nachkommen".

Moderation: Gesa Schneider (Photos: © Zurich Literature Festival)

The great German cabaret artist Gerhard Polt presented "Circus Maximus" - a hand-picked selection of his best stories, plays, monologues and dialogues. 

(Photos: Livio Baumgartner)

Multimedia reading by "Hüsnü", a fictional character of the Swiss director and author Güzin Kar, with music, videos and cake.

Followed by live scoring of the silent movie classic "I Don't Want to Be a Man" (1918) by Linda Vogel and Vincent Glanzmann.

(Photos: Livio Baumgartner)


Science & Fiction evening: 

"Dreams of Alience", an astrophysical performance by Ben Moore, Professor of Astrophysics.

Afterwards "First contact", a spherical-scenic reading of science fiction texts with Fabienne Hadorn, Rahel Hubacher and live sounds from IOKOI (text selection: Gesa Schneider and Philipp Theisohn)

(Photos: © Zurich Literature Festival)

Reading by Teju Cole, who presented his novel "Open City". Moderation: Blas Ulibarri. German voice: Esther Becker.

(Photos: Livio Baumgartner)

"Das grosse Rauschen" – action reading by Tino Hanekamp at Kaufleuten Festsaal.

Followed by "Stauffer kann nicht gut reben, adiö Regisseur", spoken word program by Michael Stauffer, with music by Hans-Peter Pfammatter.

(Photos: © Zurich Literature Festival)

"Little Pharmacy of Love" – Literary installation by french author Isabelle Capron in the festival pavilion.

(Read here the press report in the NZZ)

"Tree of 1000 Names" – animated film installation by Cornelia Heusser (from the series "Fairy Trees")

"Radio in the park" - open air radio project with radio plays. In collaboration with Oliver Scotoni / Rundfunk.fm

"Ecstasy and excess". Silent film scoring by Linda Vogel and Vincent Glanzmann, curated by Pablo Assandri / IOIC.