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Swiss Literature: New Releases in November 2023

  • By The Swiss Times
  • 24 October 2023

Mattia Bertoldi’s novel “Lilly’s Courage” tells the true story of Lilly Volkart, a woman who, in 1917, wanted to become a children’s doctor in Zurich but instead founded a children’s home in the 1940s to provide refuge for Jewish children fleeing war and Nazi persecution.

Swiss Literature: New Releases in November 2023
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Ludwig Hohl’s novella “The Strange Turn” is being published for the first time by the Berlin-based Suhrkamp Verlag. It follows the struggles of an artist in Paris, caught between personal ambition, shady art dealing and alcohol dependency.

Christine Brand’s collection of true crime stories, “True Crimes”, recounts the most shocking cases she encountered as a court reporter for various Swiss media outlets.

X Schneeberger’s novel “suisseminiature” is a road movie through a dystopian Switzerland, exploring themes of exclusion, violence, self-empowerment and resistance to societal prejudices.

Additionally, three previously unpublished works by Ludwig Hohl are being released by Bibliothek Suhrkamp, and Philipp Gurt’s crime novel “Graubündner Totentanz. Landjäger Caminada and the Sennerin” is being published by Kampa.

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