Tuesday 21 August 2012; 7pm,
International Event: Christoph Simon and Iosi Havilio, with Stefan Tobler
The SWC is pleased to host an evening of exciting new voices from the international literary scene. “And Other Stories” publishes contemporary writing which is mind-blowing, often ‘challenging’ (Maureen Freely), and ‘shamelessly literary’ (Stuart Evers). Join us for a memorable night of dazzling prose, in the company of Christoph Simon (Zbinden’s Progress) and Iosi Havilio (Open Door), together with publisher Stefan Tobler.
Featuring Donal McLaughlin and Beth Fowler (translating into English).
Christoph was born in 1972 in Emmental, Switzerland. After traveling throughout the Middle East, Poland, South America, London, and New York, he has settled in Berne. Christoph’s first novel, Franz, or Why Antelopes Run in Herds (2001), has sold over 10,000 copies. His Planet Obrist (2005) was nominated for the Ingeborg Bachmann Prize. Zbinden’s Progress is his fourth and already highly acclaimed book – winner of the Bern Literature Prize 2010.
Iosi was born in Buenos Aires in 1974. Open Door is his first novel; Estocolmo (Stockholm, 2010) is his second. He is currently working on a piece that follows on from his debut. Iosi has become a cult author in Argentina, after Open Door was highly praised by the outspoken and influential writer Rodolfo Fogwill (and by the most influential Argentine critic, Beatriz Sarlo).
This event is free, and open to all.