Acme Studios — Melitta Breznik

Supporting Artists since 1972

Melitta Breznik

Landis & Gyr Stiftung Residency

Melitta Breznik is an Austrian writer and senior doctor living and working in Switzerland. Melitta has worked as a general practitioner and psychiatrist, and has drawn upon this in her novels and short stories. Her writing career began in 1995 with Nachtdienst, which has since been translated into numerous languages. Following this, Melitta published four more books - Figuren (1998), Das Umstellformat (2002), Nordlicht (2009) and Der Sommerr Hat Lange Auf Sich Warten Lassen (2013) - with another, Mutter, forthcoming in May 2020.

In 1996, Melitta won Third Prize for Narrative Poetry awarded by the City of Innsbruck, and in 2001 she was awarded the Literature Prize from the State of Styria.

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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