Acme Studios — Peter Stamm

Supporting Artists since 1972

Peter Stamm

Landis & Gyr Stiftung Residency

Peter Stamm is an award-winning Swiss writer. Peter has written prose, radio dramas and plays, and his books have been translated into more than thirty languages. He is most known for his cool and sparse writing style.

For his entire body of work and his accomplishments in fiction, he was short-listed for the Booker Prize in 2013, and in 2014 he won the prestigious Friedrich Hölderlin Prize. In 2017 his book Weit über das Land (2016) won the Johann-Friedrich-von-Cotta-Literatur- und Übersetzerpreis der Landeshauptstadt Stuttgart, and in 2018 he received the Swiss Book Prize for Die sanfte Gleichgültigkeit der Welt (2018).

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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