Abigail Seran


Abigail Seran

Abigail Seran, born in 1972, is a trained lawyer and Valaisian writer with French and Swiss citizenship. Since 2013, she has written five novels, a collection of short stories, a documentary book on the first production in the Théâtre du Crochetan in Monthey after it closed for 18 months due to COVID (Antigone’s Journal), as well as a book of illustrated columns. She has also contributed to several compilations and in 2023, she wrote her first text for the stage, which was produced and sung by the Theatergruppe and the choir of the St. Maurice School.

Seran is a member of the cultural council of the Valais canton, the cultural commission of the city of Monthey, and the cultural commission of the city of Aigle. She is, in addition, the founder and director of participatory writing project D'écrire ma ville (Writing my City), which has been implemented in five cities in western Switzerland: Monthey, Bernex, Lausanne, Sion, and Neuchâtel.

Since autumn 2022, Abigail Seran directs the Maison des écrivaines, des écrivains et des littératures (MEEL, House of Writers and Literatures), the goal of which is to bring writers in Valais and French-speaking Switzerland to the fore.

Le Big Challenge. Roman. BSN Press 2022
D’ici et d’ailleurs. Roman. BSN Press 2020
Un autre jour, demain. Kurzgeschichten. Luce Wilquin 2018

Abigail Seran will present MEEL and, together with Rolf Hermann, Jérôme Meizoz and Céline Zufferey, she will take a “look into the valley” and report on the daily life of Valais writers on the border between two languages.


28th Leukerbad International Literary Festival: 6.21.–23.2024