A reading with German subtitles

»Audacious and radical« – that's what the literature critics called the debut novel »Sez Ner« by Arno Camenisch, which takes place high up in Alpine pastures in Graubünden in Switzerland and written by Camenisch in two languages, German and Romansh; in the meantime the book has been translated into numerous languages and has received several awards. Excerpts of the book have appeared in »Harper's Magazine« (New York) and in »Best European Fiction« (U.S.). Arno Camenisch, who travels all over the world with his performances, will read from »Sez Ner« at the Munich Biennale; he will read in Romansh, in his incomparable »Camenisch sound«, and the performance will have German subtitles.

doubleperformance with Pub - Reklamen by George Aperghis

Arno Camenisch text

Born in 1978 in Tavanasa in the Canton of Graubünden, Switzerland, he lives in Biel, Switzerland, and writes in German and Romansh. His novel »Sez Ner« was published in 2009, followed by »Hinter dem Bahnhof« (»Behind the Train Station«) in 2010; »Ustrinkata« in 2012; »Fred and Franz« in 2013; »Nächster Halt Verlangen« (»Next Stop Desire«) in 2014; and his novel »Die Kur« (»The Cure«) in 2015. Excerpts from his works have been published in "Harper's Magazine" (New York) and in »Best European Fiction 2012« (U.S.). His texts have been translated into over twenty languages and his readings have taken him all across the globe, from Hong Kong to Moscow to Buenos Aires and all the way to New York. He has received numerous awards, including the Hölderlin sponsorship award; the Swiss Literature Prize; the ZKB Schiller Award; and he was nominated in the Netherlands for the European Literature Award for his »Bündner Trilogie« (»Bündner Trilogy«). In 2015 the television broadcasters Swiss Television and 3sat Germany broadcast the documentary film »Arno Camenisch - Schreiben auf der Kante« (»Arno Camenisch – writing on the edge«).



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