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Agota Kristof (1935-) Hongrie
Agota Kristof est née en 1935 en Hongrie d'où elle s'est enfuie en 1956 pour venir habiter en Suisse. Elle commence par travailler dans une usine où
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Jean Anouilh (1910-1987) France
The famous French conservative theater author, born in Bordeau and one time assistant of Louis Jouvet, came to Pully (a poshy suburb of Lausanne) for
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Bernard Clavel (1923-) France
This French writer and winner of the 1968 Goncourt prize for Les Fruits de l'Hiver (The fruit of winter) is one of the most prolific authors of his ge
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Jorge Luis Borgès (1899-1986) Argentina
The great Argentinian writer lived for decades in Geneva. His family first found refuge during WWI, and young Borges learned French and German at the
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Brillat-Savarin (1755-1826) France
Brilliant lawyer at the Court of Cassation and highly skilled gastronome known for his "Physiology of Taste", Brillat Savarin was forced t
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Lord Byron (1788-1824) UK
This English poet was the main precursor to the wave of Romanticism in the nineteenth century. Byron loved the Geneva Riviera and set several of his s
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Elias Canetti (1905-1994) Bulgaria
The jewish-spanish writer studied in Zurich for 5 years. In 1981 he received the Litterature Nobel Prize.
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Albert Cohen (1895-1981) Greece
The greek born, Marseilles-raised jewish writer came to Geneva as a student and then spent most of his life there, working for the UN and writing his
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Mathurin Cordier (1479-1564) France
After his studies at Paris University, he began an ecclesiastic career but at the age of thirty-five, with a highly developed taste for literature
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Agrippa d'Aubigné (1552-1630) France
Man of letters and man of war, Agrippa d’Aubigné was born in the area surrounding Pons (Saintonge) in 1552. At first, companion of Henry IV, he r
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San Antonio (1921-2000) France
L'auteur des San-Antonio a vécu dans le canton de Fribourg dès 1974. Frédéric Dard est né à Bourgoin-Jallieu, dans l'Isère, en 1921. Ses parents trava
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Théodore de Bèze (1519-1605) France
Descended from the Burgundian nobility, Théodore de Bèze was born in Vezelay in 1519. His humanist education turned him into a remarkable poet and
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Isabelle Eberhardt (1877-1904) Armenia
Daughter of an Armenian, Alexandre Trophimovsky, and of the Jewish wife, of German origin, of a Russian general, Isabelle Eberhardt was born in Gen
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Scott Fitzgerlad (1896-1940) USA
"Switzerland is a country where very few things begin, but many things end." One trip abroad Already a famous author by the age of 24,
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Edward Gibbon (1737-1794) UK
Writer and historian of the Roman Empire, Edward Gibbon was born in England on April 27, 1737 and spent his youth on the banks of Lake Geneva
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Graham Greene (1904-1991) UK
The British writer and journalist traveled at length for his employer, the Foreign Office, for whom he covered diverse current affairs, particularly d
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Giovanni Guareschi (1908-1968) Italy
Creator of the DON CAMILLO character, Guareschi chose the excellent lifestyle of the Tessin region, where he could speak his native Italian and still
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Ernest Hemingway (1899-1961) USA
Ernest Hemingway, le célèbre romancier américain, est né le 21 Juillet 1899 à Chicago. Il vit une première fois quelques temps en Suisse en 1922 l
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Herman Hesse (1877-1962) Germany
The writer and 1946 litterature Nobel prize was so fond of the Italian-speaking region where he lived that he used it several times as the setting for
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Christian Jaqc (1947-) France
Christian Jacq, écrivain égyptologue français, est né à Paris en 1947. Dès son plus jeune âge il tombe amoureux de l'Egypte ancienne et de sa cultur
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James Joyce (1882-1941) Ireland
The great Irish writer moved to Switzerland from Paris because of the War, and died in Zürich in 1941
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Hermann Kesten (1900-1996) Germany
The writer fled Nazi Germany in 1933 and never returned. He found a safe haven in Switzerland in the city of Basel, which has borders with Germany and
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Sir Leslie Stephen (1832-1904) UK
Writer, mountaineer and father of Virginia Woolf, Sir Leslie Stephen was born into a wealthy, upper class English family. He is known for his many wri
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Thomas Mann (1875-1955) Germany
The German author and Nobel Prize winner lived in Switzerland for 8 years. Thomas Mann, born in 1875, came from old Lübeck patrician stock. After
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Jacques Martin (1920-) France
The comic artist who created Alix has lived in Switzerland since 1984. Jacques Martin was born in September, 1920, in Strasbourg. He began his tra
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Paul Morand (1888-1976) France
The french writer loved so much Vevey that he spent 20 years of his life there. He was particularly fond of the possibility of going everywhere either
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Vladimir Nabokov (1899-1977) Russia
The Russian writer was born in 1899 to a wealthy family from St Petersburg. By the age of seven, he could speak French and English fluently. His h
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Patricia Highsmith (1921-1995) USA
The American queen of the murder mystery lived in Locarno in the canton of Ticino. Born Mary Patricia Plangman in 1921, in Fort Worth, Texas, she was
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Hugo pratt (1927-1995) Italy
Hugo Pratt, illustrator, painter of water color and creator of Corto Maltese, lived on the Geneva Riviera for 11 years. Born in Rimini in 1927, he
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Rainer Maria Rilke (1875-1926) Germany
One of the most influential writers of German expression in the 20th century, he came in Switzerland in 1919 and soon received Swiss citizenship. He's
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Mary Shelley (1797-1851) Angleterre
L'auteur de Frankenstein a trouvé l'inspiration sur les rives du lac Léman. Mary Shelley est née le 30 août 1797, d'un père philosophe et écrivain, Wi
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Henryk Sienkiewicz (1846-1916) Poland
The 1905 litterature Nobel Prize stayed from 1914 to his death in Vevey at the Hotel du Lac.
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Georges Simenon (1903-1989) Belgique
Georges Simenon, le père du célèbre commissaire Maigret, est né le vendredi 13 février 1903 à Liège. Dès son plus jeune âge Simenon manifeste un
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Rodolphe Toepffer (1799-1846) Germany
Son of painter Wolfgang Adam Toepffer (1766-1847), of German origin, who had made of Geneva his second homeland, Rodolph Toepffer was unable to em
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Tristan Tzara (1896-1963) Romania
The Dada writer spent years in Zurich, helping to create this artistic movement. Later he joined the french Résistance with his surrealist friends in
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William Wordsworth (1770-1850) UK
English poet William Wordsworth was still a student at Cambridge when he developed a passion for the Alps while reading texts by Rousseau. In
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Jacques Martin
(1920 - ) France
The comic artist who created Alix has lived in Switzerland since 1984. Jacques Martin was born in September, 1920, in Strasbourg. He began his training as an engineer, but then was deported to Germany during the Second World War. His forced labor consisted of designing propellers for the army, however, he chose types of steel that were impossible for his employers to find so that his work would not benefit the German Luftwaffe (Air Force). After the war, he began his care >>>

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