The German star philosopher Peter Sloterdijk presented his new novel "The Schelling Project" in the Kaufleuten Klubsaal.

Moderation: Yves Bossart. (Photos: Livio Baumgartner)

Double reading in the Kaufleuten Festsaal with the Israeli writer Ayelet Gundar-Goshen and the Indian author Shumona Sinha, who shed light on the migration and refugee problem with their novels "Waking Lions" and "Kill the Poor!". 

Moderation: Gesa Schneider, German voice: Ariela Sarbacher.

(Photos: Livio Baumgartner)


The front woman and songwriter of "Wir sind Helden" presented in the Kaufleuten Festsaal her book "Du bellst vor dem falschen Baum" with animal poems. Also the admirers of her music were not disappointed: The singer had rehearsed especially some of her new songs on ukulele. Moderation: Corina Freudiger. (Photos: © Zurich Literature Festival)

The US-American bestseller-author Nell Zink read from her debut novel "The Wallcreeper" in the Kaufleuten Festsaal.

Moderation by Guido Kalberer.

Followed by a multimedia reading "Pornstory" by Ralf König, the king of gay comics. (Photos: Livio Baumgartner)

David Mitchell is one of the most important narrators of the present. His world bestseller "Cloud Atlas" was filmed by Tom Tykwer and the Wachowski siblings. At the festival he presented his new novel "The Bone Clocks".

Moderation: Blas Ulibarri, German voice: Thomas Sarbacher. (Photos: Livio Baumgartner)

"Dilettantes and Geniuses" - Reading show with performances by young writing talents (Christiane Heidrich, Rick Reuther, Carlo Spiller, Sophie Steinbeck, Gerd Sulzenbacher, Matthias Vieider), curated and presented by Michelle Steinbeck. (Photos: © Zurich Literature Festival)