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Charles Lewinsky

Charles Lewinsky

Charles Lewinsky, born in Zurich in 1946, has been a freelance writer since 1980. He won international renown with his novel Melnitz, which was awarded numerous prizes, including the French ›Prix du meilleur livre etranger‹. For Midsummer’s Day he was awarded the German ›Schiller Foundation Prize‹. His most recent novel Halfbeard was longlisted for the ›German Book Prize‹ and is shortlisted for the ›Swiss Book Prize‹. Charles Lewinsky lives in Vereux (France) in summer, and in Zurich in winter.

Awards
  • Der Halbbart auf der Longlist des ›Deutschen Buchpreises‹, 2020
  • Der Halbbart auf der Shortlist des ›Schweizer Buchpreises‹, 2020
  • Andersen auf der Shortlist des ›Schweizer Buchpreises‹, 2016
  • Kastelau auf der Longlist des ›Deutschen Buchpreises‹, 2014
  • Gerron für den ›Schweizer Buchpreis‹ nominiert, 2011
  • ›Prix Lipp‹ für Melnitz, Genf, 2009
  • ›Prix du meilleur livre étranger‹ für Melnitz, Paris, 2008
  • ›Best Foreign Novel‹ für Melnitz, Foreign Literature Learned Society, Peking, 2008
  • Melnitz wird als ›Bester deutscher Roman 2006‹ von der ›Jury für den besten fremdsprachigen Roman des Jahres im 21. Jahrhundert‹ in China ausgezeichnet., 2007
  • ›Preis der Schweizerischen Schillerstiftung‹ für Johannistag, 2001
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»Lewinsky has a deft feel for drama; you get the impression he has a field day setting the readers on one track and then drawing them onto another.«

Süddeutsche Zeitung, Munich

»Charles Lewinsky is a literary jack of all trades. Wilding a sharp pen and with a keen eye he moves between different genres in a virtuoso manner. He has dedicated his life to words and today is one of the most read Swiss authors.«

Kurt Aeschbacher / SRF 1, Zurich

»Rare linguistic splendour and striking narrative virtuosity.«

Andreas Isenschmid / NZZ am Sonntag, Zurich

»Charles Lewinsky is probably one of the hardest-working and undisputedly one of the most successful and diverse Swiss writers.«

Martin Ebel / Süddeutsche Zeitung, Munich

»Lewinsky has a deft feel for drama; you get the impression he has a field day setting the readers on one track and then drawing them onto another.«

Süddeutsche Zeitung, Munich

»Charles Lewinsky is a literary jack of all trades. Wilding a sharp pen and with a keen eye he moves between different genres in a virtuoso manner. He has dedicated his life to words and today is one of the most read Swiss authors.«

Kurt Aeschbacher / SRF 1, Zurich

»Rare linguistic splendour and striking narrative virtuosity.«

Andreas Isenschmid / NZZ am Sonntag, Zurich

»Charles Lewinsky is probably one of the hardest-working and undisputedly one of the most successful and diverse Swiss writers.«

Martin Ebel / Süddeutsche Zeitung, Munich
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