Dorothee Elmiger

Dorothee Elmiger was born in 1985, and lives and works in Zurich.

Her debut novel «Einladung an die Waghalsigen» (Invitation to the Bold of Heart) was published in 2010, followed by the novel «Schlafgänger» (Sleep Shifters) in 2014, both by DuMont.

Her texts have been translated into different languages and adapted for the stage.

Dorothee Elmiger has been awarded numerous prizes, including the Aspects Literature Prize for the best German-language prose debut, the Rauris Literature Prize, a sabbatical from the city of Zurich, the Erich Fried Prize and the Swiss Literature Prize.