The Solothurn author presents her new book "Wendeschleife".
Anna works in a nursing home for the elderly, loves to travel and regularly offers her sofa as a place to stay for other travelers. One of her guests is Oliver, a young American who is traveling in Europe on an Interrail ticket. The two hit it off straight away, he visits her at her workplace and also gets to know her circle of friends. He immerses himself in her world for a few days. But then he never returns from a trip to Zermatt. The days pass without any redemptive news and Anna's concern for him grows. What has happened? Anna decides to report Oliver missing to the police.
Regula Portillo, born in 1979, grew up in the canton of Solothurn, studied German and art history at the University of Fribourg and book and media studies at the Goethe University in Frankfurt am Main. She lived and worked for several years in Nicaragua, Mexico and Germany. Her first novel, "Schwirrflug", was published in 2017, followed by "Andersland" in 2020. She has received several grants and prizes for her work. She was awarded the Canton of Bern Literature Prize for "Andersland" in 2020 and received the Canton of Solothurn Literature Prize in 2021. She lives with her family in Bern and works as a copywriter in a communications agency.
The book launch will be moderated by Britta Spichiger.
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