The Solothurn Literature Festival is the largest multilingual literature festival in Switzerland. From Friday to Sunday after Ascension Day, Solothurn becomes Switzerland's literary meeting place. Over 70 Swiss authors and translators from the fields of prose, poetry, spoken word and translation are invited to Solothurn by the programme commission and various programme groups with their new publications.
In addition to classical readings, the programme also includes discussion rounds, panels, talks, workshops and playful formats. The Solothurn Literature Days also include the Youth and Children's Literature Days (JuKiLi), where authors and illustrators from the Swiss children's and young people's book scene present their new publications to many school classes in the form of readings and workshops. Other educational projects complement the programme.
On the Wednesday evening before the Solothurn Literature Days, the Swiss Federal Literature Prizes will be awarded in Solothurn, and on the Saturday of the Solothurn Literature Days, the Swiss Children's and Young People's Book Prize will be awarded. The official opening of the Solothurn Literature Days takes place on Ascension Thursday.
The detailed programme for the 44th Solothurn Literature Festival will be announced at a later date and published here as soon as possible.
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