Recommended for translation

Swiss books in Arabic? Certainly. We encourage Arab translators, publishers and agents to plunge into the manifold world of Switzerland’s quadrilingual literature. In this section, we introduce Swiss books that we especially recommend for translation.

Widow with a Child
By Daniel Maggetti

In the mid-19th-century, in a valley in the Ticino, a woman in her 70s, Anna Maria, is the butt of finger-pointing and name-calling: she’s the “wicked woman”, the “black widow”.

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Those Wonderful Years
By Sibylle Berg

THE DAYS WHEN WE TRAVELLED THE WORLD WUNDERBARE JAHRE. ALS WIR NOCH DIE WELT BEREISTEN

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One Inside the Other 
By Monique Schwitter

It’s evening. The two children are in bed, and in the next room her husband Philipp is going through the week’s emails. The narrator is sitting at her desk – and suddenly feels compelled to look for Peter on the internet: Peter, the name of her first boyfriend.

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All the Stories I Know 
By Dagny Gioulami

The young woman, who recently took over the dry cleaners shop across the street, is soon to get married – and in Constantinople.

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