Wall of Fame



Aaron, Anna 

b. 1985 in Basel.

Swiss singer / songwriter.

www.annaaaron.com

 

Festival performance (in the context of the Poetry of Pop series): 2017 

 

 

Abdulkadir, Amina 
b. 1985 in Mogadiscio, Somalia.
Swiss spoken word artist.
www.abdulkadir.ch

 

Festival performance (in the context of the Words on stage series): 2017 

 

 

Achleitner, Friedrich 

b. 1930 in Schalchen,

d. 2019 in Wien.

Austrian writer, sound poet, member of the legendary Wiener Gruppe (Vienna group).
Wikipedia: Friedrich Achleitner

 

Festival performance (with Gerhard Rühm): 2013

 

 


Bärfuss, Lukas 

b. 1971 in Thun.

Swiss dramatist, novelist, essayist. Georg Büchner Prize winner.

www.lukasbaerfuss.ch

 

Festival performance (with Terézia Mora): 2019

 

 

Banville, John 

b. 1945 in Wexford.

Irish writer ("The Sea").

Booker prize winner.

www.john-banville.com

 

Festival performance: 2018

 

 

Barnes, Julian 

b. 1946 in Leicester, UK.

English writer

("The Sense of an Ending").

Booker prize winner.

www.julianbarnes.com

 

Festival performance: 2019

 

 


Basler, Patti 

b. 1976 in Zeihen.

Swiss spoken word artist.

Prizewinner of the Salzburger Stier.

www.pattibasler.ch

 

Festival performance (in the context of the Words on stage series): 2018 

 

 

Bockhorst, Helene 

b. 1987 in Hamburg-Harburg.

German spoken word artist.

www.helenebockhorst.com

 

Festival performance (in the context of the Words on stage series): 2019

 

 

Bossong, Nora  

b.1982 in Bremen.

German writer. 

Wikipedia: Nora Bossong

 

Festival performance: 2017 

 

 


Capron, Isabelle 

b. in Levallois Perret.

French writer.

www.wortundwirkung.ch

  

Literary installations developed for the festival:

Génération (2013),

Little Pharmacy of Love (2014),

Horoscope of Hypermonsters (2015).
Related publication: "Efferveszenz. Im Herzen der zeitgenössischen Mythologie". Kommode Verlag, 2016.

 

 



Chen, Simon  

b. 1972 in Freiburg.

Swiss spoken word artist. 

www.simonchen.ch

 

Festival performance (in the context of the Words on stage series): 2019 

 

 

Christ, Lisa 

b. 1991 in Olten.

Swiss spoken word artist.

www.lisachrist.ch

 

Festival performance (in the context of the Words on stage series): 2018

 

 

Coetzee, John M. 

b. 1940 in Cape Town, lives in Adelaide, Australia.

South-African writer.

Nobel Laureate in Literature,

Booker prize winner (twice), 

Wikipedia: J.M. Coetzee

 

Festival performance: 2017

 

 


Cleese, John 

b. 1939 in Weston-super-Mare. 

English comedian, actor, screenwriter and member of the legendary comedy group "Monty Python".

www.johncleese.com

 

Festival performance: 2015

 

 

Cole, Teju 

b. 1975 in Kalamazoo, USA, grew up in Nigeria.

Nigerian-American writer, photographer and art historian. 

www.tejucole.com

 

Festival performances: 2014, 2018

 

 

Couto, Mia

b. 1955 in Beira.

Mozambican writer.
www.miacouto.org

 

Festival performance: 2019

 

 


De Moor, Margriet

b. 1941 in Noordwijk. 

Dutch bestselling author.

Wikipedia: Margriet de Moor

 

Festival performance: 2016

 

 

Distelmeyer, Jochen

b. 1967 in Bielefeld.

German Musician, songwriter and author. He became known as singer and guitarist of the band Blumfeld.

www.jochendistelmeyer.de

 

Festival performance (in the context of the Words on stage series): 2017 

 

 

Díaz, Junot

b. 1968 in Santo Domingo.

US-American-Dominican writer.

Pulitzer Prize winner.

www.junotdiaz.com

 

Festival performance: 2017 

 

 


Elmiger, Dorothee 

b. 1985 in Wetzikon.

Swiss writer.

Wikipedia: Dorothee Elmiger

 

Festival performance (with Olga Grjasnowa): 2013

 

 

Emcke, Caroline 

b. 1967 in Mülheim an der Ruhr.

German publicist and philosopher,

winner of the Peace Prize of the German Book Trade. 

www.carolin-emcke.de

 

Festival performance (with Teju Cole): 2018 

 

 


Feldman, Deborah 

b. 1986 in New York.

US-American bestselling author ("Unorthodox"). 

www.deborahfeldman.com

 

Festival performance: 2019

 

 

Fehr, Michael 

b. 1982 in Bern.

Swiss writer and musician.

www.michaelfehr.ch

 

Festival performance (in the context of the Dilettanten und Genies series): 2015

 

 

Felder, Martin 

b. 1974 in Rheinfelden.

Swiss writer.

www.wortundwirkung.ch

 

Festival performance (Scenic reading): 2013

 

 


Gay, Roxane

b. 1974 in Omaha, Nebraska.

US-American feminist and bestselling author ("Bad Feminist", "Hunger")

www.roxanegay.com

 

Festival performance: 2019

 

 

von Graffenried, Ariane

b. 1978 in Bern. 

Swiss spoken word artist.

www.avgraffenried.ch

 

Festival performance (in the context of the Poetry of Pop series): 2017 

 

 

Genazino, Wilhelm

b. 1943 in Mannheim, 

d. 2018 in Frankfurt. 

German writer.

Georg Büchner Prize Winner.

Wikipedia: Wilhelm Genazino

  

Festival performance: 2013

 

 


Grjasnowa, Olga 

b. 1984 in Baku, Azerbaijan,

grew up in the Caucasus, 

German writer.

Wikipedia: Olga Grjasnowa

 

Festival performance: 2013

 

 

Guo, Xiaolu 

b. 1973  in Pinyin Guō Xiǎolǔ, China.

Chinese film director and author.

www.guoxiaolu.com

 

Festival performance: 2015

 

 

Gundar-Goshen, Ayelet 

b. 1982 in Tel Aviv.

Israeli writer.

Wikipedia: Ayelet Gundar-Goshen

 

Festival performance: 2016

 

 


Hanekamp, Tino

b. 1979 in Wippra, lives in Mexico. 

German music journalist and writer 

("So was von da").

Tomprodukt.de

 

Festival performance: 2014

 

 

Hermann, Judith

b. 1970 in Berlin.

German writer

("Summerhouse, Later")

www.judithhermann.de

 

Festival performance: 2017

 

 

Holofernes, Judith

b. 1976 in West-Berlin. 

German Musician, songwriter and author. She became known as singer and guitarist of the band  "Wir sind Helden".

www.judith-holofernes.de

 

Festival performance: 2016

 

 


Interrobang 

Swiss spoken word artists.

Valerio Moser and Manuel Diener aka Interrobang are two-time Swiss champions and two-time German speaking champions in the Team Poetry Slam.

Agency of Interrobang

 

Festival performance: 2019

 

 


Jerofejew, Viktor

b. 1947 in Moscow.

Russian writer and pugnacious intellectual.

Wikipedia: Viktor Yerofeyev

 

Festival performance (with Michail Schischkin): 2015

 

 

Jozia

b. 1993 in Daveyton.

South-African singer/songwriter.

www.joziamusic.com

 

Festival performance (in the context of the Poetry of Pop series): 2015, 2017 

 

 

Jurczok 1001 

b. 1974 in Wädenswil. 

Swiss spoken word artist; he is vocal artist, human beatbox and singer in one.

www.masterplanet.ch

 

Festival performance (in the context of the Words on stage series): 2017 

 

 


Kämpf, Matto

b. 1970 in Thun.

Swiss spoken word artist, theatremaker, filmmaker.

Agency of Matto Kämpf

 

Festival performance (in the context of the Words on stage series): 2019

 

 

Kaiser, Renato 

b. 1985 in Goldach.

Swiss spoken word artist.

Prizewinner of the Salzburger Stier. 

www.renatokaiser.ch

 

Festival performance (in the context of the Poetry of Pop series): 2018

 

 

Kaminer, Wladimir

b. 1967 in Moscow.

German writer 

("Russian Disco"). 

www.wladimirkaminer.de

 

Festival performance: 2015

 

 


Kar, Güzin

b. 1967 in İskenderun, Turkey.  

Swiss Film director, screenwriter and columnist. 

www.guzin.ch

 

Festival performance: 2014

 

 

Knackeboul

b. 1982 in Langenthal.

Swiss Beatboxer, rapper and moderator.

www.knackeboul.com

 

Festival performance (in the context of the Words on stage series): 2018

 

 

König, Ralf

b. 1960 in Soest, Westfalen.

Germany's most successful comic author.

www.ralf-koenig.de

 

Festival performance: 2016

 

 


Lory, Annette

b. 1968 in the Bernese Oberland.  

Swiss writer.

www.wortundwirkung.ch
 

Audio plays developed for the festival:

Die Suche nach den Zauberpflanzen (2013),

Schmetterlinge (2014),

Lügenspiel (2015)

 

 


McCarten, Anthony 

b. 1961 in New Plymouth. 

New Zealand writer, playwright, screenwriter and film producer.

Wikipedia: Anthony McCarten

 

Festival performance: 2017

 

 

Meister, Gerhard

b. 1967 in the Emmental valley. 

Swiss spoken word artist.

Prizewinner of the Salzburger Stier.

www.gerhardmeister.ch

 

Festival performance (Musical reading with Anna Trauffer): 2013

 

 

Mitchell, David  

b. 1969 in Southport, England.

British writer

("Cloud Atlas"). 
www.davidmitchellbooks.com

 

Festival performance: 2016

 

 


Moore, Ben 

b. 1966 in the UK. 

British author and professor of astrophysics.

www.benmoore.ch

 

Festival performance: 2014

 

 

Mora, Terézia 

b. 1971 in Sopron.

Hungarian writer.

Winner of the German Book Prize and the Georg Büchner Prize.

www.tereziamora.de

 

Festival performance (with Lukas Bärfuss): 2018

 

 


Nielsen, Jens

b. 1966 in Aarau 

(though he preferred to be born somewhere else in 1970)

Swiss spoken word artist, actor and playwright. 

www.jens-nielsen.ch

 

Festival performance (in the context of the Words on stage series): 2018 

 

 


Oksanen, Sofi 

b. 1977 in Jyväskylä.

Estonian-Finnish writer ("Purge").

www.sofioksanen.com

  

Festival performance: 2019 

 

 

Owuor, Yvonne Adhiambo

b. 1968 in Nairobi.

Kenyan writer. 

Wikipedia: Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor

 

Festival performance: 2017

 

 


Polt, Gerhard

b. 1942 in Munich.

German comedian, writer, television and film actor. 

www.polt.de

 

Festival performance: 2014

 

 


Regener, Sven

b. 1961 in Bremen.

German musician, songwriter and bestselling author ("Berlin Blues"). He became known as singer and lyricist of the band Element of Crime.

www.svenregener.de

 

Festival performance: 2015

 

 

Rühm, Gerhard 

b. 1930 in Vienna.

Austrian sound poet, composer, visual artist, member of the legendary Wiener Gruppe (Vienna Group).

Wikipedia: Gerhard Rühm

 

Festival performance (with Friedrich Achleitner): 2013

 

 


Schalansky, Judith

b. 1980 in Greifswald.

German writer

("Atlas of Remote Islands")

Wikipedia: Judith Schalansky

 

Festival performance: 2019

 

 

Schischkin, Michail

b. 1961 in Moscow.

Russian writer.

Winner of the three most important literary awards of Russia.

Wikipedia: Mikhail Shishkin (writer)

 

Festival performance (with Viktor Jerofejew): 2015

 

 

Schweikert, Ruth

b. 1965 in Lörrach. 

Swiss writer.
Wikipedia: Ruth Schweikert

 

Festival performance (Book launch): 2015 


Setz, Clemens J. 

b. 1982 in Graz.

Austrian writer.

Wikipedia: Clemens J. Setz

 

Festival performance: 2018

 

 

Sinha, Shumona 

b. 1973 in Calcutta, lives in Paris.

Indian writer

("Kill the Poor!").

Wikipedia: Shumona Sinha

 

Festival performance: 2016

 

 

Sloterdijk, Peter

b. 1947 in Karlsruhe. 

Publicist, cultural scientist and Germany's most famous contemporary philosopher.

www.petersloterdijk.net

  

Festival performance: 2016

 

 


Solnit, Rebecca

b, 1961 in  Bridgeport, Connecticut.

US-American writer, feminist and essayist ("Men Explain Things to Me").

www.rebeccasolnit.net

  

Festival performance: 2018

 

 

Spilker, Frank

b. 1966 in Herford.

German musician, songwriter and author. He became known as singer and guitarist of the band Die Sterne.

www.frankspilker.de

 

Festival performance in the context of the Poetry of Pop series, 2017 

 

 

Stauffer, Michael

b. 1972 in Winterthur.

Swiss spoken word artist.

www.dichterstauffer.ch

 

Festival performance: 2014

 

 


Stoll, Lara

b. 1987 in Schaffhausen.

Swiss spoken word artist.

Multiple Swiss and European champion in Poetry Slam. 

Winner of the German Cabaret Prize.

 

www.larastoll.ch

 

Festival performance (in the context of the Words on stage series): 2019

 

 

Streeruwitz, Marlene 

b. 1950 in Baden bei Wien.  

Austrian writer and director.

www.marlenestreeruwitz.at

 

Festival performance: 2014

 

 


Welsh, Irvine

b. 1958 in Leith, Edinburgh.

British writer

("Trainspotting").

www.irvinewelsh.net

 

Festival performance: 2018 

 

 

Willemsen, Roger

b. 1955 in Bonn, 

d. 2016 in Wentorf bei Hamburg.

Writer, publicist, moderator, producer and Germany's most popular intellectual.

www.roger-willemsen.de

 

Festival performance: 2013

 

 


Zink, Nell

b. 1964 in California. 

US-American writer.

Wikipedia: Nell Zink

 

Festival performance: 2016