Franz Hohler

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Franz Hohler
Franz Hohler Sommer.jpg
Franz Hohler in November 2008
Born (1943-03-01) 1 March 1943 (age 72)
Biel/Bienne, Switzerland
Occupation Author, playwright, cabaret performer
Language German, Swiss German
Nationality Swiss
Alma mater University of Zurich
Period 1967–present
Notable works s Totemügerli
Notable awards Alemannischer Literaturpreis (1987)
Kassel Literary Prize (2002)
Solothurner Literaturpreis (2013)
Johann-Peter-Hebel-Preis (2014)
Spouse Ursula Nagel
Children 2

Franz Hohler was born on 1 March 1943 in Biel/Bienne. He lives as an author and cabaret performer in Zurich. He is the author of one-man programs[1] and satirical programs for television and radio. He has written theater pieces, children's books, stories and novels. In 2002 he received the Kassel Literary Prize for Grotesque Humor,[2] in 2005 the Art Prize of Zurich,[3] in 2014 the Johann-Peter-Hebel-Preis.[4]

One of his most famous works is the "Totemügerli". It's a Swiss-German story based upon a fabulous creature. His collection of witty short stories Der Stein (2011) features border-crossing between the realistic and the fantastic. It is humorous and thought-provoking.[5]


  1. ^ "Swiss Consulate Sponsors 1-man Show At Converse". Spartanburg Herald. 3 March 1972. Retrieved 28 February 2011. 
  2. ^ "Preisträger Kasseler Literaturpreis" (in German). Stiftung Brückner-Kühner. Archived from the original on 18 July 2011. Retrieved 28 February 2011. 
  3. ^ Luchterhand: Franz Hohler
  4. ^ Baden-Württemberg: Franz Hohler receives Johann-Peter-Hebel-Preis 2014
  5. ^ "Franz Hohler Der Stein (The Stone)". New Books in German. Retrieved December 20, 2012. 

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