Events - 23.02.2012 - 00:00 

Moser reads from Montagsmenschen

On Thursday, 1 March 2012 at 7.30 p.m. the Swiss writer Milena Moser will read from her latest book, Montagsmenschen. The public reading will take place in the Library of the University. Admission will be free of charge.


23 February 2012. A yoga teacher inadvertently solves a murder in which her students are involved. Milena Moser’s new novel lives up to her earlier great successes: vividly observed, grippingly and wittily told, the story entangles four people in a tragicomically furious life and love drama. Milena Moser’s characters never quite get a total grip on their lives; they are likeable, weird, as accountable as our real next door neighbours – and their story is pure reading pleasure.

Bestseller author and teacher

Milena Moser, who was born in Zurich in 1963, trained as a bookseller and then worked for Swiss Radio DRS and for newspapers before she found fame through her novels and short stories about life’s tragicomic vicissitudes. In 1990, she had her first collection of short stories published: Gebrochene Herzen oder Mein erster bis elfter Mord. In 1991, she had her first bestseller; Die Putzfraueninsel. Peter Timm’s film based on the novel won a prize. Milena Moser regularly writes columns for the Schweizer Familie magazine and runs a writing school together with Sibylle Berg and Anne Wieser.

“Das andere Buch an der Uni”

For the last ten years, two readings a year have taken place as part of the series “Das andere Buch an der Uni”. With this series, the University of St.Gallen invites the general public from the quarter, the city and the region to visit a place where they can also find good literature and story-telling, not only academic learning. Authors read from their new publications and talk about their work and its genesis; they discuss these things with the audience and sign their books. The first writers to give readings, in September 2002, were Ruth Schweikert and Tim Krohn. They were followed by another 21 writers, among them Peter Stamm, HSG alumnus Rolf Dobelli, Catalin Dorian Florescu (winner of the 2011 Swiss Book Prize) and Dorothee Elmiger. 

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