The Long Night of LiteratureS is back once again, showcasing renowned authors presenting their work in different European languages. At this evening-long event taking place on Friday, 23 September 2022 at the Instituto Cervantes in Delhi, writers from across Europe will be reading to and interacting directly with audiences.
Max Lobe will be representing Switzerland at the event.
Born in 1986 in Douala, Max Lobe is a Swiss-Cameroonian novelist, short story writer, and poet. Among the topics which transcend his work, black homosexuality, migration and post-colonial studies are recurrent.
At eighteen, he moved to Switzerland where he earned a BA in communication and journalism (Lugano) and a master’s in public policy and administration (Lausanne).
In 2017, his novel Confidences on the war of independence of Cameroon won the Ahmadou Kourouma Prize. Other books by the author include 39 rue de Berne, Confidences, La Trinité bantoue, and La Promesse de Sa Phall’Excellence (Jan 2021), a burlesque, fantastic and erotic novel on tyranny. All his books are published in French at Zoé Publisher in Geneva. His first novel translated into English, A Long way from Douala, has been published in February 2021 by Hope Road publisher in UK and by Other Press in the USA.
Openly gay, Max Lobe lives in Geneva and dedicates his life to literature. He is the founder of GenevAfrica, which aims to create artistic and literary links between Swiss and African authors.