The Swiss Riveter: A Listing of Translated Swiss Literature (since 2010) by Stephen Watts

Below is a partial, though fairly thorough, list of modern Swiss poetry and prose published in English translation since 2010. I’ve not included straightforward reprints of earlier translations, and have only included new editions of existing translations if they are substantially re-edited. It is therefore essentially a bibliography of new translations. This puts the emphasis on translation and the seeming increase in translated titles, but it does mean that authors such as Max Frisch or Friedrich Dürrenmatt, many of whose works were translated before 2010, do not have a full listing here, and other Swiss writers without new translations may be absent.

The one exception to this is for translations from Romansh, which are so scant and with none, so far as I can see, published since 2010, that I have simply listed the very few titles, whatever their publication date. Maybe the time is ripe for a funded programme of new translations from Romansh.

I have included authors who were Swiss born but lived mostly outside Switzerland (Blaise Cendrars and Robert Pinget, for example) and also writers (such as Hermann Hesse, or Agota Kristof) who, while not Swiss born, did live many years in Switzerland or took Swiss citizenship.

The majority of the list is of translations from Swiss-German and Swiss-French writers, with fewer Swiss-Italian, and very few, almost no, Romansh. I’ve listed in total 144 titles published since 2010: if this seems surprisingly high, then it represents a healthy interest in translation and a willingness on the part of a few publishers to promote the translation of Swiss literature. Without certain publishers (Dalkey Archive and Seagull Books, for instance; both have dedicated Swiss Lists) this bibliography would be a lot poorer. It would be wonderful to see larger publishers showing a greater interest in Swiss translations and we might hope that committed smaller publishers will not only maintain, but can expand, their interest in new Swiss writers.

By Stephen Watts


Stephen Watts is a poet, editor and translator. In 2017 he was Translator in Residence at Southbank’s Poetry International and National Poetry Library. His recent books include Republic of Dogs / Republic of Birds, which is being made into a film. He is also a bibliographer of modern and contemporary poetry and prose in translation.


FRENCH POETRY

CENDRARS, Blaise (1887-1961) (Swiss-born, but naturalised French citizen in 1916) (Note : many earlier translated poetry titles)

LA PROSE DU TRANSSIBERIEN ET DE LA PETITE JEHANNE DE FRANCE, tr. Timothy Young. Yale University Press (New Haven CN & London) folded sheet + 25pp (note 4pp), 2010. Facsimile of 1913 original with Sonia Delaunay’s colour illustrations (limited edition 150 copies).

TRANS-SIBERIAN PROSODY And Little Jean From France, tr. Dick Jones. Old Stile Press (Llandogo UK) 41pp, 2014. Small print-run with drawings by Natalie d’Arbellof.

CHAPPUIS, Pierre (b.1930)

LIKE BITS OF WIND: Selected Poetry And Poetic Prose 1974-2014, tr. John Taylor. Seagull Books (Calcutta, London, NY) 371pp, 2016. Seagull Swiss List.

JACCOTTET, Philippe (b.1925)

AND, NONETHELESS: Selected Prose & Poetry 1990-2009, tr. with intro. John Taylor. Chelsea Editions (NY) 422pp, 2011 (mostly poetry).

SEEDTIME, Notebooks 1954-79, tr. Tess Lewis. Seagull Books (London, NY, Calcutta) 345pp, 2013 (prose notebooks with many entries as poems or prose poems). Swiss List.

THE SECOND SEEDTIME, Notebooks 1980-1994, tr. Tess Lewis. Seagull Books (London, NY, Calcutta) 208pp, 2017, cloth only. Swiss List.

JACCOTTET, tr. Ian Brinton. Oystercatcher Press (Hunstanton UK) 22pp, 2016.

MICHELOUD, Pierrette (1915-2007)

WORDS AND THE STONE, tr. Antonio D’Alfonso. Ekstasis Editions (Victoria BC) 206pp. 2014.

RAHMY, Philippe (1965-2017)

MOVEMENT THROUGH THE END/MOUVEMENT PAR LE FIN, tr. Rosemary Lloyd, pref. Jacques Dupin. Bitter Oleander Press (Fayetteville NY) 95pp, 2014.

RAMUZ, Charles Ferdinand (1878-1947)

RIVERSONG OF THE RHONE/(CHANT DE NOTRE RHÔNE), tr. Patti M. Marxsen. Onesuch Press (Melbourne, London, NY) 79pp, 2015. Epic prose poem.

TAPPY, José-Flore (b.1954)

SHEDS/HANGARS, tr. John Taylor. Bitter Oleander Press (Fayetteville NY) 232pp, 2014.

VALLOTTON, Jean-Pierre (b.1955)

WINGS FOLDED IN CRACKS: Selected Poems, tr. Antonio D’Alfonso. Guernica Editions (Toronto, Buffalo NY, Lancaster UK) 203pp, 2013. Essential Translations Series 14.

VOÉLIN, Pierre (b.1949)

TO EACH UNFOLDING LEAF: Selected Poems 1976-2015, tr. John Taylor. Bitter Oleander Press (Fayetteville NY) 328pp, 2017.

FRENCH PROSE

BENOZIGLIO, Jean-Luc (b.1941)

PRIVY PORTRAIT, tr. Tess Lewis. Seagull Books (London, NY, Calcutta) 264pp, 2014 (novel). Swiss List.

BOUVIER, Nicolas (1929-1998) (note earlier titles & editions, mostly non-fiction prose).

THE SCORPION FISH, tr. Robyn Marsack. Eland Books (London) 150pp, 2014 (novel/travel writing). With b/w illustrations (1st published, Carcanet 1987).

BUTI, Roland (b.1964)

YEAR OF THE DROUGHT, tr. Charlotte Mandell. Old Street Publishing (Tiverton UK) 148pp, 2017 (novel).

CENDRARS, Blaise (1887-1961) (lived mostly out of Paris & became French citizen) (note: many earlier prose titles & editions still in print)

THE BLOODY HAND, tr. Graham MacLachan, pref. Nicolas Beaupré. Vagamundo (Pont-Aven) 348pp, 2015 (war narrative). With 50 illustrations by French soldiers of life in the trenches.

CHESSEX, Jacques (1934-2009)

A JEW MUST DIE, tr. W. Donald Wilson. Bitter Lemon Press (London) 91pp, 2010 (short novel).

THE TYRANT, tr. Martin Sokolinsky. Bitter Lemon Press (London) 189pp, 2012 (novel).

JACCOTTET, tr. Ian Brinton. Oystercatcher Press (Hunstanton UK) 22pp, 2016.

COLOMB, Catherine(1893-1965)

THE SPIRITS OF THE EARTH, tr. John Taylor. Seagull Books (London, NY, Calcutta) 227pp, 2016 (novel). Swiss List.

COMMENT, Bernard (b.1960)

THE SHADOW OF MEMORY, tr. Betsy Wing. Dalkey Archive Press (Champaign IL, Dublin & London) 205pp, 2012 (novel). Swiss Literature Series.

EBERHARDT, Isabelle (1877-1904)

WRITINGS FROM THE SAND: Collected Works, Vol. 1, ed. Marie-Odile Delacour & Jean-René Huleu, tr. Melissa Marcus. University Of Nebraska Press (Lincoln NB) 570pp, 2012.

HOREM, Elisabeth (b.1955)

THE RING, tr. Jane Kuntz. Dalkey Archive Press (Champaign IL, Dublin, London) 135pp, 2013 (novel). Swiss Literature Series.

JACCOTTET, Philippe (b.1925)

OBSCURITY, tr. Tess Lewis. Seagull Books (London, NY, Calcutta) 160pp, 2015 (novel). Swiss List.

THE PILGRIM’S BOWL, tr. John Taylor. Seagull Books (London. NY, Calcutta) 64pp, 2015 (meditation on Giorgio Morandi). Swiss List.

A CALM FIRE and Other Travel Writings, tr. John Taylor. Seagull Books (London, NY, Calcutta) 312pp, 2018 (essays). Swiss List.

KRISTOF, Agota (1935-2011)

THE NOTEBOOK, tr. Alan Sheridan aft. Slavoj Zizek. CB Editions (London) 167pp, 2014 (novel). First published 1989.

THE ILLITERATE, tr. Nina Bogin, intro. Gabriel Josipovici. CB Editions (London) 44pp 2014 (brief prose memoir).

2 NOVELS, tr. David Watson & Marc Romano. CB Editions (London) 241pp, 2015.

COLLECTED PLAYS, tr. Bart Smet.Oberon Books (London) 268pp, 2018.

MAILLART, Ella K. (1903-1997)

THE CRUEL WAY: Switzerland To Afghanistan In A Ford, 1939, tr. not named. University Of Chicago Press (Chicago & London) 217pp, 2013 (first published, Heinemann 1947 & Virago 1986)

MOURON, Quentin (b.1989) (lives in Canada)

THREE DROPS OF BLOOD AND A CLOUD OF COCAINE, tr. W. Donald Wilson. Bitter Lemon Press (London) 206pp, 2017 (novel).

PINGET, Robert (1919-1997) (note: many earlier titles (& author lived mostly in France))

GRAAL FLIBUSTE tr. Anna Fitzgerald. Dalkey Archive Pressn(Champaign IL, Dublin, London) 160pp, 2015 (novel). French Literature Series.

FABLE, tr. Barbara Wright. Red Dust Books (NY) 63pp, 2016 (short novel/prose text). (First published, John Calder 1980).

RAMUZ, Charles Ferdinand (1878-1947)

BEAUTY ON EARTH, tr. Michelle Bailat-Jones. Onesuch Press (Black Hill, Australia) 224pp, 2013 (novel).

WHAT IF THE SUN…, tr. Michelle Bailat-Jones, fore. Laura Spinney. Onesuch Press (Black Hill, Australia) 178pp, 2016 (novel).

DERBORENCE: When The Devils Came Down, tr. Laura Spinney. Onesuch Press (Black Hill, Australia) 118pp, 2018 (novel). (note: many translated titles from mid-C20th)

REVAZ, Noëlle (b.1968)

WITH THE ANIMALS, tr. W. Donald Wilson. Dalkey Archive Press (Champaign IL, Dublin & London) 232pp, 2012 (novel). Swiss Literature Series.

EFINA, tr. David Ball & Nicole Ball. Seagull Books (Calcutta, NY, London) 208pp, 2014 (novel). Swiss List.

GERMAN POETRY

AMANN, Jürg (1947-2013)

LIFELONG BIRD MIGRATION/Lebenslang Vogelzug, tr. Marc Vincenz, German & English texts. Spuyten Duyvil (NY) 132pp, 2017.

BRAMBACH, Rainer (1917-1983)

COLLECTED POEMS, tr. Esther Kinsky. Seagull Books (London, NY, Calcutta) 150pp, 2014. Swiss List.

BURKART, Erika (1922-2010)

A LATE RECOGNITION OF THE SIGNS, tr. with aft. Marc Vincenz. Spuyten Duyvil Press (NY) 105pp. (With extensive interview between tr. & Ernst Halter & 4 b/w photos).

SECRET LETTER, tr. Marc Vincenz. Červená Barva Press (Somerville MA) 83pp, 2016.

NIGHTSHIFT/AN AREA OF SHADOWS, tr. Marc Vincenz. Spuyten Duyvil (NY) 146pp, 2013. (With poems also by Ernst Halter (b.1938)).

DÜRRENMATT, Friedrich (1921-1990)

THE POSSIBLE IS MONSTROUS: Selected Poems, tr. Daniele Pantano, aft. Peter Rüedi. Black Lawrence Press (NY) 214pp, 2010.

HESSE, Hermann (1877-1962) (lived in Switzerland & took Swiss citizenship in 1923)

SEASONS OF THE SOUL, tr. Ludwig Max Fischer, fore. Andrew Harvey. North Atlantic Books (Berkeley CA) 113pp, 2011.

LUTZ, Werner (1930-2016)

KISSING NESTS, tr. Marc Vincenz. Spuyten Duyvil (NY) 110pp, 2013 (paper only).

MERZ, Klaus (b.1945)

OUT OF THE DUST, tr. Marc Vincenz. Spuyten Duyvil (NY) 77pp, 2014 (with 5 b/w illustrations by Heinz Egger).

UNEXPECTED DEVELOPMENT, tr. Marc Vincenz. White Pine Press (Buffalo NY) 140pp, 2018. Companions For The Journey Series.

NEESER, Andreas (b.1964)

GRASS GROWS INWARD, tr. Marc Vincenz. Spuyten Duyvil (NY) 126pp, 2014 (with illustrations by Hugo Suter).

RAEBER, Kuno (1922-1992)

BE QUIET: Selected Poems, tr. Stuart Friebert,intro. Deborah Bogen. Tiger Bark Press (Rochester NY) 127pp, 2015.

WATCH OUT: Selected Poems, tr. Stuart Friebert. Lost Horse Press (Sandpoint ID)/ University Of Washington Press (Seattle WA) 90pp, 2016.

VOTIVES: Selected Poems From The Literary Remains, tr. Stuart Friebert with Christiane Wyrwa. Lost Horse Press (Sandpoint IN) 110pp, 2017.

WALSER, Robert (1878-1956)

THIRTY POEMS, tr. with intro. Christopher Middleton. Christine Burgin Gallery/New Directions Publishing (NY) 62pp, 2012.

OPPRESSIVE LIGHT: Selected Poems, ed. & tr. Daniele Pantano, intro. Carolyn Forché. Black Lawrence Press (Pittsburgh PA) 180pp, 2012.

GERMAN PROSE

ABONJI, Melinda Nadj (b.1968)

FLY AWAY, PIGEON, tr. Tess Lewis. Seagull Books (London, NY, Calcutta) 210pp, 2014 (novel). Swiss List.

ALLEMANN, Urs (b.1948)

BABYFUCKER, tr. with intro. Peter Smith, aft. Vanessa Place. Les Figues Press (Los Angeles CA) 136pp, 2010 (novel/experimental text).

THE OLD MAN AND THE BENCH, tr. Patrick Greaney. Dalkey Archive Press (Champaign IL, Dublin, London) 114pp, 2015 (novel). Swiss Literature Series.

BALL, Hugo (1886-1927) (lived in Switzerland from 1915-1927)

FLAMETTI or The Dandyism of the Poor, tr. Catherine Schelbert, intro. Marc Dachy. Wakefield Press (Cambridge MA) 200pp, 2014 (novel).

BÄRFUSS, Lukas (b.1971)

ONE HUNDRED DAYS, tr. Tess Lewis. Granta Books (London) 180pp, 2012 (novel)

CAMENISCH, Arno (b.1978)

THE ALP, tr. DonalMcLaughlin. Dalkey Archive Press (Champaign IL & London) 82pp, 2014 (short novel: 1st of trilogy). Swiss Literature Series.

BEHIND THE STATION, tr. Donal McLaughlin. Dalkey Archive Press (Champaign IL & London) 86pp, 2014 (novel: 2nd of trilogy). Swiss Literature Series.

CANTIENI, Monica (b.1965)

THE ENCYCLOPAEDIA OF GOOD REASONS, tr. Donal McLoughlin. Seagull Books (Calcutta, London, NY) 184pp, 2014 (novel). Swiss List.

CAPUS, Alex, (b.1961) (note: earlier titles)

SAILING BY STARLIGHT: In Search Of Treasure Island, tr. John Brownjohn. Haus Publishing (London) 136pp, 2010 (novel).

A MATTER OF TIME, tr. John Brownjohn. Haus Publishing (London) 203pp 2011 (novel).

LEON AND LOUISE, tr. John Brownjohn. Haus Publishing (London) 265pp, 2012 (novel). ALMOST LIKE SPRING, tr. John Brownjohn. Haus Publishing (London) 149pp, 2013 (novel).

SKIDOO: A Journey through the Ghost Towns of the American West, tr. John Brownjohn. Haus Publishing/Armchair Traveller (London) 84pp, 2013 (travel writings).

A PRICE TO PAY, tr. John Brownjohn. Haus Publishing (London) 233pp, 2014 (novel).

LIFE IS GOOD, tr. John Brownjohn. Haus Publishing (London) 220pp, 2018 (novel).

DÜRRENMATT, Friedrich (1921-1990) (note: many earlier titles & editions)

CORRESPONDENCE, tr. Birgit Schreyer Duarte. Seagull Books (Calcutta, London, NY) 290pp, 2011 (correspondence with Max Frisch). Swiss List.

SELECTED ESSAYS, tr. Isabel Fargo Cole. Seagull Books (Calcutta, London, NY) 202pp 2013 (essays). Swiss List.

SUSPICION, tr. Joel Agee. Pushkin Press (London) 96pp, 2017 (novel).

THE JUDGE AND HIS HANGMAN, , tr. Joel Agee. Pushkin Press (London) 124pp, 2017 (novel).

THE PLEDGE: Requiem For The Detective Novel, tr. Joel Agee. Pushkin Press (London) 155pp, 2017 (novel).

THE EXECUTION OF JUSTICE, tr. John E. Woods. Pushkin Press (London) 224pp, 2018 (novel).

ELMIGER, Dorothee (b.1985)

INVITATION TO THE BOLD OF HEART, tr. Katy Derbyshire. Seagull Books (NY, London, Calcutta) 152pp, 2011 (novel). Swiss Series.

FRISCH, Max (1911-1991) (note: many earlier translated novels & plays)

ZURICH TRANSIT, tr. Birgit Schreyer Duarte. Seagull Books (London & Calcutta) 84pp, 2010 (screenplay from a novel). German List.

BIOGRAPHY: A GAME, tr. Birgit Schreyer Duarte. Seagull Books (London, NY, Calcutta) 121pp, 2010 (play). German List.

AN ANSWER FROM THE SILENCE: A Story from the Mountains, tr. Mike Mitchell. Seagull Books (Calcutta & London) 118pp, 2011 (short novel).

DRAFTS FOR A THIRD SKETCHBOOK, ed. Peter von Matt, tr. Mike Mitchell. Seagull Books (Calcutta & London) 194pp, 2013 (prose sketches, diary entries etc.). Swiss List.

FROM THE BERLIN JOURNAL, ed. Thomas Strässle & Margit Unser, tr. Wieland Hoban. Seagull Books (Calcutta, London, NY) 220pp, 2017 (diaries/journals). Swiss List.

GAHSE, Zsuszanna (b.1946) (author lives in Switzerland)

VOLATILE TEXTS: US TWO, tr. Chenxin Jiang. Dalkey Archive Press (Champaign IL, Dublin, London) 100pp, 2016 (prose texts). Swiss Literature Series.

HASLER, Eveline (b.1933)

ANNA GOELDIN: THE LAST WITCH, ed. with aft. Waltraud Meierhofer, tr. Mary Bryant. Lighthouse Christian Publishing (Savage MN) 271pp, 2013 (novel).

HESSE, Hermann (1877-1962) (with very many titles & editions published before 2010)

STEPPENWOLF, tr. David Horrocks. Penguin Books (London) 258pp, 2012 (novel). New translation. Also published by Folio Society in cloth edition in 2018.

SINGAPORE DREAM, tr. Sherab Chödzin Kohn. Shambala Books (Boulder CO) 224pp, 2018 (travel writings).

HILDESHEIMER, Wolfgang (1916-1991) (author lived in Switzerland from 1957-1991)

TYNSET, tr. Jeffrey Castle. Dalkey Archive Press (Champaign IL, Dublin, London) 170pp, 2016 (novel/extended monologue). Swiss Literature Series.

HOHL, Ludwig (1904-1980)

ASCENT, tr. Donna Stonecipher. Black Square Editions (NY) 88pp, 2012 (novella).

LAEDERACH, Jürg (b.1945)

THE WHOLE OF LIFE, tr. Geoffrey C. Howes. Dalkey Archive Press (Champaign IL & London) 300pp, 2013 (novel). Swiss Literature Series.

LENZ, Pedro (b.1965)

NAWMUCH OF A TALKER, tr. DonalMcLaughlin. Freight Books (Glasgow) 155pp. 2013 (short novel) (translated into Glaswegian Scots).

LOETSCHER, Hugo (129-2009)

NOAH: a Novel of the Boom Times, tr. Samuel P. Willcocks. Seagull Books (London, NY, Calcutta) 183pp, 2012 (novel). Swiss List.

LÜSCHER, Jonas (b.1976)

BARBARIAN SPRING, tr. Peter Lewis. Haus Publishing (London) 132pp, 2014 (novel).

MEIER, Gerhard (1917-2008)

ISLE OF THE DEAD, tr. Burton Pike. Dalkey Archive Press (Champaign IL, Dublin & London) 102pp, 2011 (novel: 1st of tetralogy). Swiss Literature Series.

MERZ, Klaus (b.1945)

STIGMATA OF BLISS, tr. Tess Lewis. Seagull Books (London, NY, Calcutta) 185pp, 2016 (3 novellas) (with 12 b/w drawings/paintings by Heinz Egger). Swiss List.

NIZON, Paul (b.1929)

MY YEAR OF LOVE, tr. Jean M. Snook. Dalkey Archive Press (Champaign IL, Dublin, London) 172pp, 2013 (novel). Swiss Literature Series.

SCHWARZENBACH, Annemarie (1908-1942)

ALL THE ROADS ARE OPEN: The Afghan Journey 1939-1940, tr. Isabel Fargo Cole. Seagull Books (London, NY, Calcutta) 140pp, 2010 (travel journal/essays).

LYRIC NOVELLA, tr. with intro. Lucy Renner Jones. Seagull Books (London, NY, Calcutta) 140pp, 2011 (novella). Swiss List.

DEATH IN PERSIA, tr. Lucy Renner Jones. Seagull Books (London, NY, Calcutta) 116pp, 2013 (diary & travel journal). Swiss List.

SCHWITTER, Monique (b.1972)

GOLDFISH MEMORY, tr. Elunid Gramich. Parthian Books (Ceredigion UK) 161pp, 2015 (short stories).

SEELIG, Carl (1894-1962)

WALKS WITH WALSER, tr. Anne Posten. New Directions Publishing Co. (NY) 138pp, 2017 (prose texts/memoir).

SIMON, Christoph (b.1972)

ZBINDEN’S PROGRESS, tr. Donal McLaughlin, intro. Barbara Trapido. And Other Stories (High Wycombe UK) 172pp, 2012 (novel). Series: Book 07.

STAMM, Peter (b.1963) (note: other earlier titles & editions)

IN STRANGE GARDENS and Other Stories, tr. Michael Hofmann. The Other Press (NY) 243pp, 2011 (short stories).

WE’RE FLYING: Stories, tr. Michael Hofmann. Granta Books (London) 370pp, 2013 ( reprs.) (short stories). Also published by Other Press (NY).

SEVEN YEARS, tr. Michael Hofmann. Granta Books (London) 264pp, 2013 (& reprs.) (novel). First published by Other Press (NY) same).

ALL DAYS ARE NIGHT, tr. Michael Hofmann. Other Press (NY) 185pp, 2014 (novel). Also published by Granta Books (London), same.

TO THE BACK OF BEYOND, tr. Michael Hofmann. Other Press (NY) 139pp, 2017 (novel). Also published by Granta Books (London), same.

STEINBECK, Michelle (b.1990)

MY FATHER WAS A MAN ON LAND AND A WHALE IN THE WATER, tr. Jen Calleja. Darf Publishers (London) 160pp, 2018 (novel).

STERCHI, Beat (b.1949)

THE COW, tr. Michael Hoffman. Head Of Zeus Books (London) 378pp, 2018 (novel) (first published by Faber in 1988).

SUTER, Martin (b.1948)

THE CHEF, tr. Jamie Bulloch. Atlantic Books (London) 297pp, 2013 (novel).

MONTECRISTO, tr. Jamie Bulloch. No Exit Press (Harpenden UK) 287pp, 2016 (novel).

THE LAST WEYNFELDT, tr. Steph Morris. No Exit Press (Harpenden UK) 208pp, 2017 (novel).

ELEFANT, tr. Jamie Bullough. 4th Estate/HarperCollins Publishers (London) 344pp, 2018 (novel).

ULLMANN, Regina (1884-1961)

THE COUNTRY ROAD, tr. Kurt Beals. New Directions Publishing Co. (NY) 147pp, 2015 (short stories).

VETERANYI, Aglaja (1962-2002)

WHY THE CHILD IS COOKING IN THE POLENTA, tr. with aft. Vincent Kling. Dalkey Archive Press (Champaign IL, Dublin & London) 200pp, 2011 (novel). Swiss Literature Series.

WALSER, Robert (1878-1956) (note: many earlier titles & editions)

ANSWER TO AN INQUIRY,tr. Paul North. Ugly Duckling Presse (NY) 64pp, 2010 (prose/theatre piece) (with drawings by Friese Undine).

THE WALK, tr. Christopher Middleton with Susan Bernofsky. New Directions Publishing Co. (NY) 96pp, 2012 (short novel/prose). New edition.

MICROSCRIPTS, tr. Susan Bernofsky, aft. Walter Benjamin. Christine Burgin Gallery/New Directions Publishing Co. (NY) 160pp, 2012 (with reprs.) (short prose pieces).

BERLIN STORIES, ed. Jochen Greven, tr. with intro. Susan Bernofsky. NYRB/New York Review Books (NY) 139pp, 2012 (short stories/prose pieces). NYRB Classics Series.

A SCHOOLBOY’S DIARY AND OTHER STORIES, tr. Damian Searls, intro. Ben Lerner. NYRB/New York Review Books (NY) 179pp, 2013 (stories/prose pieces) (with b/w drawings by Karl Walser. NYRB Classics Series.

EAIRY TALES: DRAMOLETTES, tr. Daniele Pantano & James Reidel. New Directions (NY) 128pp, 2015 (short plays/theatre pieces).

GIRLFRIENDS, GHOSTS, AND OTHER STORIES, tr. with aft. Tom Whalen with Nicole Kongeter & Annette Wiesner. NYRB/New York Review Books (NY) 181pp, 2016 paper only (brief prose texts). NYRB Classics.

COMEDIES, tr. Daniele Pantano & James Reidel. Seagull Books (Calcutta, NY, London) 224pp, 2018 (short plays).

WEIHE, Richard (b.1961)

SEA OF INK, tr. Jamie Bulloch. Peirene Press (London) 118pp, 2012 (short novel/lyric prose) (with reproductions of 11 paintings by the C17th Chinese artist, Bada Shanren).

WERNER, Markus (b.1944)

ON THE EDGE: a Novel, tr. Robert F. Goodwin. Haus Publishing (London) 120pp, 2012 (novel).

ZÜNDEL’S EXIT, tr. Michael Hofmann. Dalkey Archive Press (Champaign IL, Dublin & London) 124pp, 2013 (short novel). Swiss Literature Series.

COLD SHOULDER, tr. Michael Hofmann. Dalkey Archive Press (Champaign IL,Dublin) 117pp, 2016 (short novel). Swiss Literature Series.

WIDMER, Urs (1938-2014)

MY MOTHER’S LOVER, tr. Donal McLaughlin. Seagull Books (NY, London, Calcutta) 127pp, 2011 (& 2018) (novel). Swiss Series.

MY FATHER’S BOOK, tr. Donal McLaughlin. Seagull Books (NY, London, Calcutta) 173pp, 2011 (& 2018) (novel). Swiss Series.

ON LIFE, DEATH, AND THIS AND THAT OF THE REST, tr. Donal McLaughlin. Seagull Books (London, NY, Calcutta) 119pp, 2013 (essays). Swiss List.

THE BLUE SODA SYPHON, tr. Donal McLaughlin. Seagull Books (London, NY, Calcutta) 108pp, 2014 (short novel). Swiss List.

MR. ADAMSON, tr. Donal McLaughlin. Seagull Books (London, NY, Calcutta) 176pp, 2015 (novel). Swiss List.

IN THE CONGO, tr. Donal McLaughlin. Seagull Books (London, NY, Calcutta) 229pp, 2016 (novel). Swiss List.

ITALIAN POETRY

ALBORGHETTI, Fabiano (b.1970)

DIRECTORY OF THE VULNERABLE, tr. Marco Sonzogni. Guernica Editions (Toronto, Buffalo NY, Lancaster UK) 135pp, 2014. Essential Translations Series 25.

PORTRAITS OF ABSENCE, tr. Marco Sonzogni & Ross Woods. Guernica Editions (Toronto, NY etc.) 144pp, 2017.

DE MARCHI, Pietro (b.1958)

HERE AND NOT ELSEWHERE: Selected Poems 1990-2010, tr. Marco Sonzogni. Guernica Editions (Toronto, Buffalo NY & Lancaster UK) 117pp, 2012. Essential Translations Series 7.

LEPORI, Pierre (b.1968)

WHATEVER THE NAME, tr. Peter Valente pref. Fabio Pusterla. Spuyten Duyvil Press (NY) 130pp, 2017

NESSI, Alberto (b.1940)

TRIVIA THIEF: Selected Poems 1969-2009, tr. Marco Sonzogni. Guernica Editions (Toronto, Buffalo NY & Lancaster UK) 149pp, 2011. Essential Poets Series 187.

ORELLI, Giorgio (1921-2013)

PONDERING THE WEIGHT OF BEING: Selected Poems 1944-2013, tr. Marco Sonzogni & Ross Woods. Guernica Editions (Toronto, NY, Lancaster UK) 170pp, 2015. Essential Translations Series 33.

PUSTERLA, Fabio (b.1957)

DAYS FULL OF CAVES AND TIGERS/Giorni Pieni di Caverne e di Tigri, tr. with pref. Simon Knight, intro. Alan Brownjohn. Arc Publications (Todmorden UK) 132pp, 2012. Visible Poets Series Vol. 32.

SCHARPF, Oliver (b.1977)

A CHOICE OF UPPERCUTS, tr. Marco Sonzogni. Guernica Editions (Toronto, Buffalo NY, Lancaster UK) 103pp, 2010. Essential Poets Series: 180.

ITALIAN PROSE

JAEGGY, Fleur (b.1940)

I AM THE BROTHER OF XX, tr. Gini Alhadeff. And Other Stories (Sheffield UK) 133pp, 2017 (short prose pieces/stories).

THESE POSSIBLE LIVES, tr. Minna Zallman Proctor. New Directions Publishing Co. (NY) 64pp, 2017 (essays).

SWEET DAYS OF DISCIPLINE, tr. Tim Parks. And Other Stories (Sheffield UK) 102pp, 2018 (novel). This translation first published 1991.

ORRELLI, Giovanni (1928-2016)

WALASCHEK’S DREAM, tr. Jamie Richards, intro. Daniel Rothenbuhler. Dalkey Archive Press (Champaign IL, Dublin, London) 175pp, 2012 (novel). Swiss Series.

ROMANSH (& ASSOCIATED DIALECTS) PROSE

BIERT, Clà (1920-1981)

ONLY A GAME and Other Stories, tr. Alan Brown. Peter Owen Publishers (London) 94pp, 1969 (short stories). Translated from German versions of the Romansch originals. Council Of Europe: Translations Series.

CAMENISCH, Arno (b.1978) (see above under ‘Swiss German: Prose’)

HALTER, Toni (1914-1986)

THE HIGH MEADOWS, tr. Anna Lee-Samos. Oxford University Press (Oxford etc.) 215pp, 1980 (novel).

ANTHOLOGIES

THE CURLY-HORNED COW, ed. Reto R. Bezzola, tr. Elizabeth Maxfield Miller (from Ladino) & W. W. Kibler (from Surselvan) with others. Peter Owen Publishers (London) 215pp, 1971 (poetry & prose).

ROMONTSCH: Language and Literature: The Sursilvan Raeto-Romance of Switzerland, ed. & tr. D. B. Gregor. Oleander Press (Cambridge UK) 388pp, 1982, paper only. With bilingual prose & poetry. Oleander Language & Literature Series: 11.

SWISS ANTHOLOGIES INCLUDING ALL FOUR LANGUAGES

NEW SWISS WRITING 2010, tr. Donal McLaughlin (esp.), Andrew Shields & others. Solothurn Literary Days (Solothurn) 168pp, 2010 (poetry & prose by 38 authors from all 4 languages).

MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY SWISS POETRY: AN ANTHOLOGY, ed. Luzius Keller, tr. John Taylor(Fr,), Simon Knight, Jamie Richards(It.), Donal MacLaughlin (with ed.) (Rom.), Burton Pike & Reinhard Mayer (Ger.). Dalkey Archive Press (Champaign IL, London & Dublin) 378pp, 2012 (work by 74 poets writing in French, German, Italian & Romansh with English translations). Swiss Literature Series.

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