Monique Schwitter was born in 1972 in Zurich and has lived in Hamburg since 2005. She studied acting and directing in Salzburg and has had theatrical engagements in Zurich, Frankfurt, Graz and Hamburg, amongst others. In 2006, she received the Robert Walser Prize for Wenn’s schneit beim Krokodil (2005). Her novel Ohren haben keine Lider appeared in 2008, her second book of short stories Goldfischgedächtnis in 2011. Her reading of an excerpt of Eins im Andern at the 2015 Ingeborg Bachmann Competition was highly praised by the jury.
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