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Fabiano Alborghetti,

Carole Allamand,

Urs Allemann


Guido Bachmann,

Jean-Luc Benoziglio,

Bern ist ĂĽberall,

Donata Berra,

Clo Duri Bezzola,

Peter Bichsel,

S. Corinna Bille,

Hans Boesch,

Giovanni Bonalumi,

David Bosc,

Nicolas Bouvier,

Anne Brécart,

Irena Brezna,

Lukas Bärfuss,

Ernst Burren,

Julien Burri,

Roland Buti


Arno Camenisch,

Alex Capus,

Maurice Chappaz,

Gaston Cherpillod,

Jacques Chessex,

Anita Siegfried (Text),

Claudia de Weck (Ill.),

David Collin,

Nicolas Couchepin


Flurin Darms,

Massimo Daviddi,

Martin R. Dean,

Franz Dodel,

Elvira Dones,

Friedrich DĂĽrrenmatt,

Ralph Dutli


Dorothee Elmiger,

Lisa Elsässer


Urs Faes,

Luisa Famos,

Andrea Fazioli,

Michael Fehr,

Anna Felder,

Felice Filippini,

Eleonore Frey,

Ursula Fricker,

Alexandre Friederich,

Max Frisch


Zsuzsanna Gahse,

Katharina Geiser,

Massimo Gezzi,

Andrea Gianinazzi,

Dagny Gioulami,

Eugen Gomringer,

Nora Gomringer,

Roman Graf,

Dana Grigorcea


Heinz Helle,

Reto Hänny,

Franz Hohler,

Thomas HĂĽrlimann,

Sandra Hughes


Felix Philipp Ingold


Anja Jardine,

Hanna Johansen


Lorenz Pauli (Text),

Kathrin Schärer (Ill.),

Christoph Keller,

Birgit Kempker,

Pascale Kramer,

Thilo Krause,

Agota Kristof,

Tim Krohn,

Robert Walser (Text)

Käthi Bhend (Ill.)


Monique Laederach,

Rolf Lappert,

Doris Lecher,

Pedro Lenz,

Pierre Lepori,

Gertrud Leutenegger,

Hugo Loetscher,

Catherine Louis,

Jonas LĂĽscher


Urs Mannhart,

Pietro de Marchi,

Plinio Martini,

Grytzko Mascioni,

Mariella Mehr,

JĂ©rĂ´me Meizoz,

Klaus Merz,

Michel Mettler,

Jörg Müller,

Perikles Monioudis,

Adolf Muschg


Melinda Nadj Abonji,

Jens Nielsen


Giovanni Orelli,

Angelika Overath


Rose-Marie Pagnard,

Andri Peer,

Oscar Peer,

Anne Perrier,

Rut Plouda,

Marius Daniel Popescu,

Dubravko Pušek,

Fabio Pusterla


Claudia Quadri


Kuno Raeber,

Philippe Rahmy,

Dragica Rajčić,

Ilma Rakusa,

Nicolas Robel,

Antonio Rossi,

Gustave Roud,

Anna Ruchat,

Simona Ryser


Catherine Safonoff,

Isolde Schaad,

Hansjörg Schertenleib,

Hansjörg Schneider,

Kathrin Schärer,

JĂĽrg Schubiger,

Hans Schumacher,

Ruth Schweikert,

Monique Schwitter,

Jon Semadeni,

Mikhail Shishkin,

Tommaso Soldini,

Peter Stamm,

Michael Stauffer,

Bruno Steiger,

Jens Steiner,

Beat Sterchi,

Martin Suter


José-Flore Tappy,

Pierre-Alain Tâche,

Matteo Terzaghi,

Leo Tuor


Marie-Jeanne Urech,

Raphael Urweider


Aglaja Veteranyi,

Christina Viragh,

Peter von Matt


Robert Walser,

Frédéric Wandelère,

Peter Weber,

Markus Werner,

Urs Widmer


Mary-Laure Zoss,

Matthias Zschokke

Pierre Lepori

«This is what they call an 'international hotel', high class. Grey and white, designer chairs, flat-screen TV. Two sides of the room are all glass, like a booth overlooking the city — a giant aquarium, a silent prison.»

Pierre Lepori's novel has an unusual publishing history. «Sessualità» was launched simultaneously in three languages: Italian, French and German. The author did his own translation from Italian to French, and the German translator based her version on the two 'originals'. In addition, there is a trilingual version that switches between all three languages, depending on which character is speaking.
Olivier has been out of touch for fourteen years. After a severe depression and an ensuing divorce, he moved to Paris. He left his three-year-old son Michele with his sister Laura and asked her to raise the boy. Over time, the nephew becomes like a son to her – until Olivier resurfaces years later and asks to see his child, now a young man. This is the starting point for the novel.
They are due to meet in Geneva. But the two adults want meet and talk first, before Michele joins them three days later. Laura travels from Zurich with her partner Erika, a well-known theatre director. Erika has written a play called 'Sexuality'. Just like characters in a play, Olivier and Laura talk and argue – about their shared lives, their hopes, fears and suffering – while Erika watches them very closely.

(Martin Zingg, trans. by Marcy Goldberg)
Recommended for translation by the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia:

Translation of title: Sexuality

Casagrande, Bellinzona 2010

ISBN: 978-88-7713-596-4

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Pierre Lepori


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