Lukas Bärfuss

Born in Thun in 1971, Lukas Bärfuss is the author of 26 plays, three novels, two collections of essays, and one volume of short stories. His plays have been performed throughout the world and his novels translated into almost twenty languages. Several of his plays and his first novel, One Hundred Days, have appeared in English. His second novel, Koala, which won the 2011 Swiss Book Prize, will be published by Milkweed Editions in 2021. He is a member of the German Academy of Language and Literature. Bärfuss will be appearing at events in New York City and Chicago in April and at the Bay Area Book Festival in May. (Photograph by Lea Meienberger.)