Swiss Literature Award 2022
In these thirty-two stories (the same number of teeth as in the mouth of the writer herself – her laugh is no empty promise), Fabienne Radi deploys biting discrepancies and caustic mental leaps.
Her stories, ranging from essays, experiential reports, film criticism, family narratives and pieces that play with sound mix the grotesque and the poignant with the author and visual artist’s unique sense of the concrete. The unclassifiable texts that bring together David Bowie and Roland Barthes are reminiscent of Georges Perec. A literary exploration of banalities that have been polished to a hilariously high shine.
Translation rights: Marie-Claire Grossen, firstname.lastname@example.org
Photos: BAK / Julien Chavaillaz