40 years of literature

Since our beginnings as a Swiss independent publishing house in 1975, we have added to our catalogue innovative writers who create new worlds and strong atmospheres. It comprises different collections:

The "Domaine français" includes francophone Swiss writers from the "patrimoine" as well as the new generation, who stimulate and enrich the discussion about contemporary literature. Among them, the bestselling titles by Nicolas Bouvier (Le Dehors et le Dedans) and Agota Kristof (L’Analphabète) stand out: they have been translated into more than twenty languages. These great figures are followed by promising young talents such as Elisa Shua Dusapin, Arthur Brügger, Max Lobe and Aude Seigne.

The "Domaine alémanique" represents in their French translations the most prominent voices of German speaking Swiss writers such as Matthias Zschokke, Lukas Bärfuss, Robert Walser and Friedrich Dürrenmatt.

The "Collection Ecrits d’ailleurs" presents works by anglophone writers from the Commonwealth and the diaspora whose distinct voices reflect on their often mixed identities and conflictual existence in a globalised world. We thus publish Helene Cooper, Olive Senior, Richard Wagamese, Ivan Vladislavic and many more in French.

"Zoé poche" is a paperback collection of some of the greatest Swiss authors, and the 100 tiny booklets of "Minizoé" allow readers to discover Swiss literature in no more than 64 pages.

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Translation – Funding and Support by Pro Helvetia

Pro Helvetia aims to make contemporary Swiss arts and culture accessible to audiences in different linguistic regions, both within Switzerland and abroad. In order to raise international awareness of Swiss arts and culture, Pro Helvetia supports the translation of Swiss literature and publications on topics related to Swiss arts and culture into languages from all over the world.

More informations here https://prohelvetia.ch/en/translation-funding-and-support/

rights sold

2015 - 2014 - 2013

Apvāršņa vidū
Publisher: Zvaigzne ABC Publishers
Year: 2014
Territory : LATVIA
Language: Latvian

La Analfabeta
Publisher: Ediciones Alpha Decay
Year: 2014
Territory : EUROPE
Language: Spanish

La Svizzera
e la Seconda guerra mondiale nel Rapporto Bergier

Publisher: Casagrande Fidia Sapiens
Year: 2014
Territory : Italie
Language: Italian

Publisher: Hakusui Sha
Year: 2014
Territory : Japon
Language: Japanese

Despre Mama
Publisher: Editura Fides
Year: 2014
Territory : Roumanie
Language: Romanian

Auf dem Laufband
Publisher: Verlag die Brotsuppe
Year: 2014
Territory : Suisse
Language: Allemand

Deux soeurs
Publisher: Edizioni Clichy
Year: 2014
Territory : Italie
Language: Italian

Die Analphabetin
Publisher: Piper Verlag
Year: 2014
Territory : Germany
Language: Allemand

Die Schweiz – oder die Kunst der Abhängigkeit
Publisher: NZZ Verlag
Year: 2014
Territory : Suisse
Language: Allemand

Premier roman, mode d'emploi
Publisher: Chihab
Year: 2014
Territory : ALGERIA
Language: Arabic

Publisher: China social sciences Press
Year: 2014
Territory : CHINA
Language: Chinese