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STAMM, Peter
Peter Stamm, born in 1963, studied English and psychology for several semesters in Zurich. Since 1990 he has been a freelance writer; he writes prose, as well as radio and theater plays. After a number of extended stays outside Switzerland, including Paris, New York, London, and Berlin, he now lives in Winterthur with his girlfriend and two sons. He published his novels Agnes (1998) and Ungefähre Landschaft (2001) and his collections of stories Blitzeis (1999) and In fremden Gärten (2003) with Arche in Hamburg; he also has book publications with the other press. In 2006 his third novel, An einem Tag wie diesem was published by S. Fischer Verlag, Frankfurt am Main.

Wie ich die Armee abschaffte (How I Abolished the Army) first published in Swiss Made. Junge Literatur aus der deutschsprachigen Schweiz, edited by Reto Sorg and Andreas Paschedag (Berlin: Wagenbach, 2001); and in Diensttage (Zürich: Nagel&Kimche Verlag, 2003): Vol. 8, No. 2/3
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