Dorothee Elmiger

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Dorothee Elmiger
Dorothee Elmiger
Born 1985
Wetzikon, Switzerland
Occupation Writer
Language German
Nationality Swiss

Dorothee Elmiger (born 1985 in Wetzikon) is a Swiss writer. She presently lives in Switzerland. Elmiger is considered one of the most promising young Swiss writers, especially after winning the second Ingeborg Bachmann Prize, the Kelag Prize, in 2010.

After finishing school her primary schooling, Dorothee Elmiger went to New Hampshire before beginning her studies of philosophy and political sciences at the University of Zurich. She received her professional training at the Swiss Institute for Literature in Biel/Bienne and at the German Institute for Literature in Leipzig, where she spent an exchange semester.

In 2008, she competed in Prosanova, a festival for new literature in Hildesheim. In 2009, she was a stipendiary at the literature course in Klagenfurt.


  • Dorothee Elmiger u. a.: Dorf, Uerste Verlag 2009
  • Einladung an die Waghalsigen. DuMont, Köln 2010, ISBN 978-3-8321-9612-7

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