On 22.09.2016, RIS Swiss Section - Deutschsprachige Schule Bangkok hosted Swiss author Michael Theurillat and German author Franz Dobler. Visiting authors and journalists are not uncommon for the school and are a great opportunity for the students to meet creative and innovative people in person.
Born in Basel, Michael Theurillat studied business administration, art history and history. In 2000, he quit his job as an executive with the Swiss bank UBS to write full-time. Theurillat's novels follow the investigations of Kommissar Eschenbach, an investigator with the Zurich police. His books have been commercially successful; his third novel, Sechseläuten, was at the head of the Swiss bestseller lists following its publication. The Basler Zeitung called him one of Switzerland's most successful crime writers.
Franz Dobler was born in 1959 in Schongau, and now lives in Augsburg. He has published novels, stories, non-fiction, and poetry, for which he was awarded the Bayerischen Literatur-Förderpreis. A Cop on the Train was his third novel and was awarded the Deutscher Krimipreis 2015 (German Crime Fiction Prize 2015). The sequel to this title “Ein Schlag ins Gesicht” (A Slap in the Face) will be published in 2016.
Both authors read excerpts from their novels and then discussed the content and their writing with the young audience. They really met the challenge of addressing the students from our grades 9 - 12 successfully and managed to involve the students and excite them about literature. A great achievement!
RIS Swiss Section - Deutschsprachige Schule Bangkok was able to host these interesting guests with the help and support of the Swiss and German Embassies in Bangkok.