Recent Posts From 2017 Winter: Walls

In Conversation: Undine Groeger

“My mission is to reconcile the past in the present through the power of photography.” Visual artist Undine Groeger talks walls, belonging, national identity and art.

In Conversation: Frank Ahearn

“D-Day is the day the client disappears. I discreetly get them out of the home city, making sure no one has followed us.” The mysterious Frank Ahearn, who can make you disappear.

Eve of destruction: a childhood home

“Those walls and rooms, the fields under that bright spread of sky, contained me in my earliest years. A family house is one of your guardians. As a quiet, imaginative child, I had spent as much time alone with it, on my inward paths, as I had with its people. I had a relationship with it in its own right.” Novelist and ghostwriter Roz Morris opens a window onto the decaying life within her childhood home.

In or Out

“With cats and kiddo underfoot, all creatures and their respective habitats cannot stay entirely separate at all times, but this current configuration feels sustainable, allowing for (mostly) peaceful cohabitation. I like to think this is what the Swiss are after, too.” U.S. author Lindsey Grant’s view on Trump’s America, and what a permanent residency in Switzerland can mean.

Tales from the Pit #5

“For a second, she thinks about the description of dying her friend intercepted from the spirits: falling and fighting it with every muscle pinched in panic until the horizon tilts, hands float to the surface … and she lets go.” The latest instalment from D.B. Miller.

Gallery: Walls

Photographer Undine Groeger is our featured visual artist. She shares with us images from her Travelling Exhibition: Within My Walls and Beyond.

Autumn WriteCon 2017: A Round-Up

“… the dark night of the soul, the pitfalls of piracy and how to craft efficient Facebook ads.” Sabine Sur on WriteCon Zürich’s workshop with David Penny. Claire Doble shares tips from Diccon Bewes’s ‘Big Idea to Bestseller’ Workshop: “News flash: there are no quick wins. There are no shortcuts. This is an industry where it may take up to 12 months for your book to appear on shelves post-completion.”

Making Tracks

Liam Klenk compiles a calendar of literary goings-on in Zürich and beyond this Winter.

  • Galleries

Gallery: Walls

Photographer Undine Groeger is our featured visual artist. She shares with us images from her Travelling Exhibition: Within My Walls and Beyond.

Gallery: Letters

Take a stroll through the annals of Switzerland’s history: a selection of Adolf Feller’s postcards from the 54,000-strong collection that is now housed in the ETH online archive.

Gallery: Waves

Alena Sevastsyanava, a Zürich-based graphic designer and illustrator, graces our featured Gallery with the art of watercolour.

  • In Conversation

In Conversation: Undine Groeger

“My mission is to reconcile the past in the present through the power of photography.” Visual artist Undine Groeger talks walls, belonging, national identity and art.

In Conversation: Frank Ahearn

“D-Day is the day the client disappears. I discreetly get them out of the home city, making sure no one has followed us.” The mysterious Frank Ahearn, who can make you disappear.

In Conversation: David Penny

“I think part of the current love affair with history is down to the world we live in now. Our lives are fast, instant, and you are never out of touch. Transport flies us around the globe in hours, communication is constant, and news stories all come at us faster than we can consume them. Speed and instant gratification have become our holy grail.” David Penny speaks with J.J. Marsh.