Swiss author Arno Camenisch visits RIS Swiss Section-Deutschsprachige Schule Bangkok

Arno Camenisch was born in 1978 in the Graubünden region of Switzerland. He studied at the Swiss Literature Institute in Biel, where he now lives. Camenisch has won multiple prizes for his poetry, prose and drama, which he writes in both German and Rhaeto-Romanic. He is a member of the Spoken Word ensemble ‘Bern is Everywhere’. His prose texts have been translated into 20 languages, including English, and published in Best European Fiction 2012 (Dalkey) and Harper’s magazine. The Alp, the first book in Camenisch’s Sez Ner trilogy, was published for English readers in April 2014. Behind the Station and Last Last Orders were published in April 2015. 

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Already established on the international literary stage, Camenisch has read to audiences in many countries – and now in Bangkok.

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At RIS Swiss Section-Deutschsprachige Schule BangkokArno Camenisch offered the students a glimpse into contemporary life in the Swiss Alps and the challenges and hurdles that come with it. He read excerpts mainly from his novel Behind the Station in his mother-tongues, German and Rhaeto-Romanic, and discussed the content and his writing with the young audience. He managed to really involve the students and excite them about literature. A great achievement! Therefore Arno Camenisch really met the challenge of addressing the students successfully. RIS Swiss Section-Deutschsprachige Schule Bangkok was able to host Arno Camenisch with the help and support of the Swiss Embassy in Bangkok.

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