Program 2017 – Overview

Monday 3 July

Junot Díaz (USA, DOM)

Reading by the US Pulitzer Prize winner and author of the "greatest novel of the 21st century" (BBC).

Tuesday 4 July

John M. Coetzee (SA, AUS)

Reading – Nobel Prize winning author John M. Coetzee presents a hybrid piece between lecture and narrative. The subject of his rare public reading is the relations between human beings and animals.

Wednesday 5 July

Nora Bossong (GER)

Reading – Where lust and money meet; the award-winning german author explores the business of love. 


Sex Movies, Live

A selection of french sex movies from the silent movie era - with lustful live music by Steve Buchanan & Dadaglobal

Thursday 6 July

Anthony McCarten (NZL)

Reading – Double Oscar nominated screenwriter and bestselling author Anthony McCarten presents his new novel Brilliance.


Anna Aaron (CH)

Concert - Anna Aaron is one of the most talented and exciting singer-songwriters in Switzerland. At the festival she presents her dark and disturbing songs in a solo set.

Friday 7 July

Judith Hermann (GER)

New short stories by the famous german author

Frank Spilker (GER)

Concert and Reading – The frontman of the legendary Hamburg band "Die Sterne" plays songs from his solo and band program and reads from his novel  It doesn't interest me, but I can't prove it

Saturday 8 July

Yvonne A. Owuor (KEN)

Reading – The shooting star from Kenya reads from her highly praised novel Dust 



Concert – The multitalented Pop Poet and Singer/Songwriter from South Africa  presents her Debut Album Mamokebe

Sunday 9 July

Jochen Distelmeyer (GER)

Jurczok 1001 (CH)

Amina Abdulkadir (CH)

Ariane v. Graffenried (CH)

Words on Stage – The evening brings together some of the best Pop poets and Spoken Word performers of the German speaking Area.