Dorothee Elmiger

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Dorothee Elmiger (2014)

Dorothee Elmiger (* 1985 in Wetzikon ) is a Swiss writer .

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Dorothee Elmiger studied literature at the Swiss Literature Institute in Biel / Bienne and at the German Literature Institute in Leipzig as well as history, philosophy and political science at the University of Lucerne and the Free University of Berlin .

In 2008 she took part in the Festival for Young Literature Prosanova in Hildesheim . At the invitation of Ingeborg Bachmann Prize juror Paul Jandl , Elmiger read an excerpt from her novel Invitation to the Daredevils at the Days of German-Language Literature in 2010 and won the second prize, the Kelag Prize endowed with 10,000 euros. In the same year she was nominated for the Swiss Book Prize for her novel . In addition, she received two awards for the best prose first publication, the aspekte literature prize and the Rauris literature prize . In 2014 Elmiger was awarded the Hermann Hesse Prize for her novel Schlafgänger . In the same year she was nominated again for the Swiss Book Prize with Schlafgänger . In 2015 she received one of the Swiss literary prizes from the Federal Office for Culture and the Erich Fried Prize . Elmiger was awarded a Conrad Ferdinand Meyer Prize in 2018 for the two novels Invitation to the Daredevils and Sleepers . In 2018 she was also honored with the Max Frisch Prize of the City of Zurich .


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Articles in magazines and anthologies

  • Usual horizon. In: BELLA triste , No. 22, Hildesheim 2008.
  • Dorothee Elmiger among others: Village. Uerste Verlag, 2009.
  • About the circumstances of my youth. In: Edit , No. 51, Leipzig 2010.
  • Reality and not reality. Essay. In: BELLA triste, No. 28. Hildesheim 2010.
  • Xerxes (those present). In: Edit, No. 58, Leipzig 2012.
  • Soft eyes. In: Edit, No. 71, Leipzig 2017.

Web links

Commons : Dorothee Elmiger  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Bachmann Prize: High distinction for Swiss women. In: Swissinfo , June 27, 2010.
  2. ^ Marc Brupbacher: Nice success for Swiss literature. In: Tages-Anzeiger , June 27, 2010.
  3. Award winners since 1977. In: .
  4. of September 2, 2015: Dorothee Elmiger receives the 2015 Erich Fried Prize. Accessed September 2, 2015.
  5. The awards of the Conrad Ferdinand Meyer Foundation 2018., accessed on December 14, 2017.
  6. Max Frisch Prize 2018 goes to the Austrian-Slovenian writer Maja Haderlap. NZZ from January 9, 2018, accessed on January 9, 2018.