Peter Stamm

   born 18 January 1963 in Weinfelden (Switzerland)
© Gaby Gerster

  apprenticeship in business administration: studies English, Psychology and Pathological Psychopathology
1990 free-lance writer and journalist; radio plays for stations DRS1, DRS2, Radio Bremen, WDR and Südwest Rundfunk; theatre plays and contributions to anthologies
1995 Radio Play Award of the Radio Basel Trust; cooperation with photographer Markus Bühler; writes for Hangar and Neue Zürcher Zeitung
1997 works as a journalist and for the advertising agency smart; editor of the Swiss literary magazine "Entwürfe für Literatur"
1998 Rauriser Literary Award
2000 scholarship Schloss Wiepersdorf near Berlin; Rheingau Literary Award
2003 Cultural Award of Winterthur
2004 

guest professor at University of Applied Sciences Wiesbaden 

2009 

receives an honour for the novel "Sieben Jahre" at the Cultural Award of the City of Zurich 

  lives in Zurich and Winterthur  

Last update June 2011

    Eugen Ruge wins the German Book Prize 2011

    His novel “In Zeiten des abnehmenden Lichts” is an autobiographical story of an East German family and his incredible literary debut.