Programme 2019 – Overview

Monday, 8 July 2019

Deborah Feldman (USA)

Reading and discussion with the New York Times bestselling author about her highly praised books Unorthodox and Überbitten. Host: Juri Steiner.

Tuesday, 9 July 2019

Mia Couto (MOZ)

One of Africa's most important writers honours Zurich with an exclusive appearance. He presents his new masterpiece Imani. Host: Michael Kegler.

Wednesday, 10 July 2019

Terézia Mora (HUN)

Lukas Bärfuss (CH)

A "summit meeting" between two greats of contemporary German literature: Lukas Bärfuss talks to Terézia Mora about the current problems and social developments in Europe.

Thursday, 11 July 2019

Judith Schalansky (DEU)

The shooting star of contemporary German literature talk with TV presenter Barbara Bleisch about her award-winning new book An Inventory of Certain Losses.

The second part of the evening is also dedicated to losses: The theme of the silent film movie White Shadows in the South Seas (USA, 1928) is the transience of paradise. The silent movie will be shown with a new live-soundtrack by the Zurich electro-pop band Bitter Moon.

Friday, 12 July 2019

Julian Barnes (UK)

Man Booker Prize winner Julian Barnes proves once again with his new novel  The Only Story that he is a master at exploring human abysses. Host: Tommy Bodmer.

Saturday, 13 July 2019

Roxane Gay (USA)

First live-appearance of the feminist star author in a German-speaking country! She will present her bestselling books Bad Feminist and Hunger.

Sunday, 14 July 2019

Words on Stage

Best of Spoken Word – with Matto Kämpf, Helene Bockhorst, Simon Chen, Lara Stoll, Interrobang

The evening brings together some of the best Pop poets and Spoken Word performers of the German speaking Area.
Host: Knackeboul.