Acme Studios — Christoph Simon

Supporting Artists since 1972

Christoph Simon

Landis & Gyr Stiftung Residency

Christoph Simon is a novelist from Langnau, Switzerland.

Christoph is the author of seven books. His first novel, Franz, or Why Antelopes Run in Herds (2001) has sold over 10,000 copies, while his third novel Planet Obrist (2005) was nominated for the Ingeborg Bachmann Prize. Zbinden’s Progress (And Other Stories, London 2011) is his fourth novel and was featured in World Literature Today’s Notable Translations 2012 list, as well as in the London Review of Book‘s Winter Selection 2012 and Booktrust’s Books we like: January 2013.

Christoph lives and works in Bern, Switzerland.

Landis & Gyr Stiftung, Switzerland

The Landis & Gyr foundation awards studio scholarships to Swiss artists and cultural professionals in London, Budapest, Sofia and Zug. Its London-based residency partnership with Acme was established in 1987, and provides six month long work/live opportunities for ten Swiss artists per year. Artists are selected for the programme directly by Landis & Gyr Stiftung and must demonstrate a track record of achievement in their field. Over two hundred visual artists, curators, writers, musicians and composers have benefitted from the programme. Residencies are based in Stepney, E1 and are available to Swiss residents only

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