Fleur Jaeggy

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Fleur Jaeggy
Born (1940-07-31) 31 July 1940 (age 79)
Zurich, Switzerland
Pen nameCarlotta Wieck
OccupationWriter, translator
Notable awardsViareggio Prize 2002

Fleur Jaeggy (born 31 July 1940) is a Swiss author, who writes in Italian.

As of 2019, she has five novels translated into English. The Times Literary Supplement named Proleterka as a Best Book of the Year upon its US publication, and her Sweet Days of Discipline won the Premio Bagutta and the Premio Speciale Rapallo.


She was born in Zürich.

After completing her studies in Switzerland, Jaeggy went to live in Rome, where she met Ingeborg Bachmann and Thomas Bernhard. In 1968 she went to Milan to work for the publisher Adelphi Edizioni and married Roberto Calasso. Her first masterpiece was the novel I beati anni del castigo (1989). The Times Literary Supplement designated her novel Proleterka the best book of 2003.[1] She is also a translator into Italian of Marcel Schwob and Thomas de Quincey.

She worked with the Italian musician Franco Battiato,[2] under the pseudonym of Carlotta Wieck.

Selected bibliography[edit]


Translations into Italian[edit]


External links[edit]

  • Fleur Jaeggy on ItaliaLibri
  • Paola Gilardi (2005). "Fleur Jaeggy". In Andreas Kotte (ed.). Theaterlexikon der Schweiz (TLS) / Dictionnaire du théâtre en Suisse (DTS) / Dizionario Teatrale Svizzero / Lexicon da teater svizzer [Theater Dictionary of Switzerland] (in Italian). 2. Zürich: Chronos. p. 914. ISBN 978-3-0340-0715-3. LCCN 2007423414. OCLC 62309181.