We welcome author Hugo Loetscher (Zürich) for a “Lesung und Gespräch” (reading in German) with Prof. Jeroen Dewulf (Universidade do Porto, Portugal), followed by a reception hosted by the Swiss Consulate, San Francisco.

The event will begin at 3 p.m. in the Morrison Library. This event is also co-sponsored by the UCB Library.

Swiss author Hugo Loetscher is, according to the Paris newspaper Le Figaro, “a writer in the European mold”, and the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung hails him as “the most cosmo-political of all Swiss writers.” Born in 1929 in Zurich, Loetscher studied political science, economics, sociology and literature in Zurich and Paris, then worked for many years as literary critic and editor of various journals, becoming a freelance writer in 1969. He has been guest lecturer at numerous American and European universities, and is the inaugural holder of the Swiss Chair at the City University New York. His books include Die Kranzflechterin (1964), Noah (1967), Der Immune (1975), Die Fliege und die Suppe (1989) and Saison (1998), and he is the recipient of numerous literary awards, among them the prestigious Schiller Prize of the Swiss Schiller Foundation.