Markus Werner (1944-2016)

  We are sad to announce the death of the esteemed author Markus Werner, who passed away over the weekend at his home in Schaffhausen. Markus Werner was born in 1944 in Eschlikon, canton of Thurgau, in northeast Switzerland. He Read on! →

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Cold Shoulder

Moritz Wenk is a moderately unsuccessful artist work- ing part-time as a commercial painter. He forms a harmonious if uncommitted couple with Judith, a dental hygienist. During a hot week in summer, Moritz reflects on his own position in life while mediating a marital dispute between two friends, hosting a dinner party for neighbors he hates, and turning thirty-eight. Told with Werner’s customary charm, spleen, and baroque artistry, Cold Shoulder is a comic portrait of an unexceptional modern man struggling to make the decisions that will bring his life meaning. Read on! →

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Man in the Holocene

A stunning tour de force, Man in the Holocene constructs a powerful vision of our place in the world by combining the banality of an aging man’s lonely inner life and the objective facts he finds in the books of his isolated home. Read on! →

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I’m Not Stiller

Arrested and imprisoned in a small Swiss town, a prisoner begins this book with an exclamation: “I’m not Stiller!” He claims that his name is Jim White, that he has been jailed under false charges and under the wrong identity. To prove he is who he… Read on! →