The 2018 Fairway Galle Literary Festival welcomes author and spoken word artist 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.
Her published work include Noces (2011), Cahier des charges (2011), Inventaire des lieux (2015) and Rentrée des classes (2017).
Inventaire des lieux (Inventory of Places) was awarded the 2017 Swiss prize for literature.