The 2018 Fairway Galle Literary Festival welcomes author and spoken word artist Laurence Boissier.

FGLF 2018 Participant - Author Laurence Boissier

Laurence Boissier was born in 1965 to a Swiss father and British mother. She lives and works in Geneva. She is a graduate of HEAD, Geneva School of Art and Design, where she specialised in performance art.

She received a grant from canton Geneva in 2008 for her written work followed by the Studer Ganz prize the same year.

Since 2010, she has been part of Bern ist Überall, a spoken word collective of Swiss writers and musicians who give live performances mixing languages and Swiss dialects. In 2013, Bern ist Überall was awarded the Gottfried Keller Prize.

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Her published work include Noces (2011), Cahier des charges (2011), Inventaire des lieux (2015) and Rentrée des classes (2017).

FGLF 2018 Participant Book - Inventaire des lieux

Inventaire des lieux (Inventory of Places) was awarded the 2017 Swiss prize for literature.

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