European Book Club Greece

European Book Club:  One Another

by Monique Schwitter

Saturday, May 11, 2019 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Residence of the Swiss Confederation
1079 Groveland Road West Vancouver V7S 1Z3


Organized by the Consulate General of Switzerland in Vancouver and EUNIC Canada-Vancouver, the next meeting with the EU Book Club will be with a Swiss novel by Monique Schwitter.


When a writer googles the name of her first love and discovers he committed suicide years ago, she is deeply shaken. Memories of Petrus begin to flood into her mind, followed by the memories of other loves, one after another. What exactly is love? How does it come and go? She begins to search her personal history for answers. Twelve men. Twelve chapters in a novel.


Monique Schwitter was born in 1972 in Zurich. She studied stage direction and theater in Salzburg, Austria. Until 2010 she belonged to the ensemble of the Deutsches Schauspielhaus in Hamburg. In addition, she played roles throughout Germany, in Switzerland and in Austria and worked as a director. Starting 2002, she contributed prose and short stories in various literary magazines. Her novel One Another was short listed for the German Book Prize and received the Swiss Book Prize 2015. In 2016, it was awarded the Swiss Literary Prize.

Admission is free; mandatory registration by e-mail before May 3, 2019 :

Light refreshments will follow, courtesy of the Consulate General of Switzerland.

Limited number of complimentary copies at the Consulate, please register by email, first-come first-served.