Invitation to the Bold of Heart (Seagull Books)
Skylight Books and Villa Aurora are thrilled to present young Swiss author Dorothee Elmiger, reading from her translated literary collection Invitation to the Bold of Heart.
Dorothee Elmiger, born 1985 in Wetzikon, Switzerland, grew up in Appenzell. She studied at the Swiss Institute of Literature in Biel and spent one semester at the German Institute of Literature in Leipzig. She has been living in Berlin and Switzerland since 2009, studying political science. Dorothee Elmiger was awarded the Kelag Prize at the Ingeborg Bachmann Festival 2010 for her first novel Einladung an die Waghalsigen, as well as the Aspekte Literature Prize 2010 for the best German debut prose and the Rauriser Literaturpreis 2011.
During her stay at Villa Aurora, she will be working on a novel concerned with the concept and fabrication of biography, searching for ways of (re-) writing seemingly lost biographies.