Context N°24 Arno Camenisch In June 2012, Rachel McNicholl moderated a panel at the Dublin Writers Festival that included Swiss novelist Arno Camenisch. She asked the participants what expectations they have of their reader. Camenisch redirected the conversation by saying Read on! →


Behind the Station

The second book of Arno Camenisch’s Alp trilogy is told through the eyes of two young brothers growing up in a small, secluded village in a valley flanked by the alpine mountains. Written in the same style as The Alp, we start to believe there is little difference between the children and the adults in this village, save for their love of mischief and ghost stories. Read on! →


Last Last Orders

Last Last Orders is the third installment in Arno Camenisch’s award-winning trilogy. The book opens in the Helvetia bar, and the regulars are enjoying one last drink before the bar closes for good. Read on! →

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Context N°24

With Arno Camenisch, Niclas Lundkvist, Märt Väljataga, West Camel, Kathryn Toolan, Sarah Baume, Peter Dimock, Scott McLaughlin, Louis Paul Boon, Niall Keegan, Jorge Etcheverry, David Vichnar, Helena Buffery, Jacques Jouet, David Dwyer, William O’Rourke, Alois Hotschnig, Philip Coleman, Viktor Shklovsky, interviews of Andrej Blatnik and Drago Jančar, and illustrations by Nick Wadley Read on! →

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Beheading the Virgin Mary, and Other Stories

Enter Liam O'Donnell. In stories both humorous and harrowing, McLaughlin often focuses on this boy from the north of Ireland, living in Scotland. The zigzag structure of the book means every second story returns to Liam as he navigates growing up, away from his home town and wider family. A unique take on Ireland and Scotland, the Troubles, and religion is the result. . . Read on! →