Christoph Schneeberger

Swiss Literature Award 2021

Christoph Schneeberger
Neon Pink & Blue

For this biography between genders, the narrative voice finds its own force of language to replace the grammar of objectifying punctuality – namely neon neuters. The constant subjunctive is antagonising, it questions indicative identity, and implodes habits, certainties, genres. In dialogue with Walser and Rousseau, Heine and von der Heide, dialect songs and folk song tradition, a polyphonic queer search for the self, self-awareness, becoming human emerges. Poses and masks, perversity and travesty, provisionality and precarity of human existence are a blue thread.

Neon Pink & Blue

Verlag die Brotsuppe, Biel/Bienne
ISBN 978-3-03867-027-8

Translation rights:
Ursi Anna Aeschbacher,
aeschbacher@diebrotsuppe.ch