- Matthias Zschokke was
born in Bern in 1954 and has libed as a prolific writer and film maker
in Berlin since 1980. In addition to writing the scripts and directing
his own films such as Erhöhte Waldbrandgefahr (R-Film,
Zürich) in 1996, he has also directed some of his own theater
plays, for example, La commissaire chantante (théâtre
le poche in Genf in 2002). His most recent novel is Maurich mit
Huhn (Ammann, 2006). Among his many awards are two that were
given in honor of his complete oeuvre (the 1996 "Aargauer Literaturpreis"
and the 2000 "Literaturpreis der Stadt Bern").
Badetage (Bathing Days) from Natürlich die Schweizer!,
edited by Reto Sorg and Yeboaa Ofosu (Berlin: Aufbau Verlag, 2002)
and also from Strandparty: Geschichten vom Sommer, Liebe und Meer
(Berlin: Aufbau Verlag, 2005): Vol. 8, No. 2/3
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