Peter Stamm is an award-winning Swiss writer whose books have been translated into more than 30 languages.

Stamm was born in Weinfelden, Switzerland, and is the author of the novels Agnes, On a Day Like This, Unformed Landscape and the collection In Strange Gardens and Other Stories, as well as numerous short stories and radio plays.

In 2014, he won the prestigious Friedrich Hölderlin Prize. He was shortlisted, for his entire body of work, for The Man Booker International Prize 2013. He lives near Zurich.

The Man Booker International Prize

Between 2005 - 2015, the Man Booker International Prize recognised one writer for their achievement in fiction.

Worth £60,000, the prize was awarded every two years to a living author who had published fiction either originally in English or whose work is generally available in translation in the English language.

The winner was chosen solely at the discretion of the judging panel and there were no submissions from publishers.

The Man Booker International Prize was different from the annual Man Booker Prize for Fiction in that it highlighted one writer’s overall contribution to fiction on the world stage. In focusing on overall literary excellence, the judges considered a writer’s body of work rather than a single novel.