Adolf Muschg was born in 1934 in Zurich and is one of Switzerland’s leading novelists and public intellectuals.
He was Professor of German at ETH Zurich, the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, and President of the Akademie der Künste in Berlin.
In addition to his academic publications, he is the author of fourteen novels, eight volumes of short stories, several plays for theatre, radio and television, and some screenplays.
He has been awarded several prestigious literary prizes, including the Hermann-Hesse-Preis, the Georg Büchner-Preis, the Grimmelshausen-Preis, the Swiss Grand Prix de Littérature and the Preis der internationalen Hermann-Hesse-Gesellschaft. Heimkehr nach Fukushima (‘Coming Home to Fukushima’), his most recent novel, was longlisted for the German Book Prize in 2018. (2019)