Dragica Rajčić Holzner

Swiss Literature Award 2021

Dragica Rajčić Holzner

In «Happiness», Dragica Rajčić Holzner talks about desire for belonging and love that finds support neither in memory nor in spatial delimitation. The author shows a world full of impositions, which takes away from the life of the protagonist more and more possibilities with each step away from her home.

The author does this through an idiosyncratic and urgent language, that itself transcends boundaries and opens up unexpected spaces of freedom within the confinements of the lives described.


Der gesunde Menschenversand, Lucerne
ISBN 978-3-03853-099-2

Translation rights:
Matthias Burki,