Villa Aurora Grant Recipients | 2002

Oct, Nov, Dec

Kristin T. Schnider | Writer

Kristin T. Schnider © Privat
Kristin T. Schnider © Privat
born in London

Kristin T. Schnider was raised in Zurich. She began publishing prose in various literary journals as of 1982, prior to participating in the Ingeborg Bachmann competition which gained her a wider audience in 1984. Her debut novel Die Kodiererin, published in 1989, deals with inhuman living and working conditions. She has been living as a freelance writer in Wassen in the Canton of Uri since 1998.

Kristin T. Schnider was President of the German-Swiss PEN Center from 2002-2010, and was a Member of the Board of International PEN from 2007-2010.