Claire Krähenbühl

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Claire Krähenbühl (born September 3, 1942 in Yverdon-les-Bains ) is a Swiss writer and artist from the canton of Vaud .

Claire Krähenbühl


Claire Krähenbühl was born an hour before her twin sister, the writer Denise Mützenberg . She drew a lot throughout her childhood and began writing poetry when she was about nine years old . From 1958 to 1961 she attended the École des Beaux-Arts in Lausanne . She then trained as a nurse at the Center hospitalier universitaire vaudois in the same city . She married in 1964.

Claire Krähenbühl is interested in various fields of art: drawing , collage , writing, poetry. During a stay in the USA, she attended the Art Students League in New York City and dealt with lithography . Back in Switzerland (1975), she resumed her profession and writing. She lived first in Vevey , later in Rivaz .

In 1982 she published her first book of poems, Du Miroir la ronce , which was followed by nine more at regular intervals. In 1993 she published her first volume with erotic stories , Le Divan bleu . This was followed by other collections of short stories and the prose book Le Piège du miroir (2002), which she wrote with her sister on the subject of twin existence.

In 2003 she was u. a. invited to the International Poetry Festival Medellín and 2013 to the Seetaler Poetry Summer .

Claire Krähenbühl now lives and works in La Sarraz .



  • Du Miroir la ronce , Éditions Eliane Vernay, Geneva 1982.
  • Le Désir hors la loi , Editions Eliane Vernay, Geneva 1985.
  • Terre dautre langue , Éditions Eliane Vernay, 1988.
  • La Rebuse de l'épine noire , Éditions de l'Aire, Lausanne 1992. (Prize Louise Labé)
  • Brisants , Editions de l'Aire, Vevey 1993.
  • Voix éparses , Éditions Samizdat, Geneva 1995.
  • La Renouée , Editions de l'Aire, Vevey 1997.
  • Fugato , Claire Krähenbühl, Luiz-Manuel, Denise Mützenberg; Italian version by Solvejg Albeverio-Manzoni , Ketty Fusco and Carla Ragni; Portuguese version by Luiz-Manuel, Éditions Samizdat, Geneva 2003.
  • La Table des liens , Éditions de l'Aire, Vevey 2006.
  • Comment c'était , Éditions Le Miel de l'ours, Geneva 2010.
  • La Bague de Lumnie , poems with drawings by Gisèle Poncet, Éditions Samizdat, Geneva 2015.
  • Entre deux passantes , poems with drawings by Gisèle Poncet, Éditions Trait Noir, Freiburg im Üechtland 2018.

Stories and prose

  • Le Divan bleu , short stories, Editions de l'Aire, Vevey 1993.
  • Trouble , Stories, Editions de l'Aire, Vevey 1995.
  • Le Piège du miroir (together with Denise Mützenberg), prose, Editions de l'Aire, Vevey 2002.
  • Les Chambres de jour , short stories Editions de l'Aire, Vevey 2004.
  • Une Guitare par exemple , Stories, Editions de l'Aire, 2010.
  • Histoires de Louise , prose, Editions Samizdat, 2011.

In German

  • Ailleurs peut-être / Maybe elsewhere. Anthology 1991–2010. Selection, translation and epilogue by Markus Hediger . Wolfbach Verlag , Zurich 2013.

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