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Dorothee Elmiger

Dorothee Elmiger is considered one of the most promising Swiss writers. Her debut novel “Invitation to the Bold of Heart” (published in English by Seagull Books) received the Ingeborg Bachmann Prize and the Kelag Prize in 2010. In 2014, Elmiger received the Hermann-Hesse-Förderpreis for her second novel, the German-language edition of “Shift Sleepers,” and in 2015 she was awarded a Swiss Literature Award by the Federal Office of Culture and the Erich-Fried-Preis.

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2019 - Literary Bravery: Sleepwalkers, Ghosts, and Radical Storytelling from Three International Luminaries2019 - Seeking Connection: Literature from Germany and Switzerland