Martin Suter

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Martin Suter

Martin Suter (born February 29, 1948 in Zürich) is a Swiss author. He became known for his weekly column Business Class in the Weltwoche newspaper (1992–2004), now appearing in the Tages-Anzeiger, and another column appearing in "NZZ Folio". Suter has published nine novels, for which he received various awards.[1] He is married and lives in Spain and Guatemala.

Suter worked previously as a copywriter and creative director in advertising before he decided to fully concentrate on his writing career in 1991. He achieved his break-through with his novel Small World in 1997, which was published by Diogenes Verlag.


  • Small World, novel, 1997. Small World, transl. by Sandra Harper. London, Harvill, 2001, ISBN 1860469272. (film : Small World)
  • Beresina oder Die letzten Tage der Schweiz (Beresina, or the Last Days of Switzerland, directed by Daniel Schmid), screenplay, 1999
  • Business Class, collected columns, 2000
  • Die dunkle Seite des Mondes (The Dark Side of the Moon), novel, 2000
  • Ein perfekter Freund (A Perfect Friend), novel, 2002
  • Lila, Lila (Violet, Violet), novel, 2004
  • Huber spannt aus (Huber relaxes), collected columns, 2005
  • Der Teufel von Mailand, novel, 2006. A Deal with the Devil, transl. by Peter Millar. London, Arcadia Books, 2007, ISBN 978-1-90514-752-6.
  • Der letzte Weynfeldt, novel, 2008. The Last Weynfeldt, transl. by Steph Morris, New York, New Vessel Press, 2016, ISBN 978-1-939931-27-6.
  • Der Koch, novel, 2010. The Chef, transl. by Jamie Bulloch. London, Atlantic Books, 2013, ISBN 978-1-78239-061-9.
  • Allmen und die Libellen (Allmen and the Dragonflies), novel, 2010
  • Allmen und der rosa Diamant (Allmen and the Pink Diamond), novel, 2011
  • Abschalten, 2012
  • Die Zeit, Die Zeit, 2012
  • Allmen und die Dahlien (Allmen and the Dahlias), novel, 2013
  • Montecristo, novel, 2015[2]


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