Markus Kirchhofer will read in prose and poetry from his books “Eisfischen” and “Der Stachel”, in Delhi, Pune and Goa.
23 September 2016 / as part of Long Night of LiteratureS 2016
26 September 2016 / British School, Delhi
27 September 2016 / Department of Foreign Languages, Pune University
29 September 2016 / Literati Goa at 7:00 pm
About Markus Kirchhofer, Switzerland
Markus Kirchhofer was born in 1963 in the Canton of Aargau in Switzerland. He worked as a cultural interpreter at the Stapferhaus in Lenzburg Castle after which he studied in Paris. Subsequently, he worked as a teacher (1993-2010) and later as a teacher trainer (1996-2013). He has been a freelance writer since 2013. Markus Kirchhofer wrote his first poems when he was seven, guided by his teacher Jannis Zinniker. He authored ten graphic novels, which he published together with the Swiss illustrators Diego Balli, Hannes Binder, Reto Gloor, Melk Thalmann and Silvan Wegmann as well as with Iranian illustrator Parsua Bashi.
His first solo publications, a volume of poems titled “Eisfischen” (2014) and a book of short stories “Der Stachel” (2016), were published by the Knapp Verlag in Switzerland. Apart from his books, Markus Kirchhofer has written columns and been involved in theatre and exhibition making. Markus Kirchhofer’s literary works have received numerous awards. He recently received grants from the Aargau Kuratorium (2014) and Pro Helvetia- Swiss Arts Council (2015).
Markus and his wife Brigitte Vogt, a pharmacist, have been living in Oberkulm (Switzerland) since 1997.