Céline Zufferey


Céline Zufferey

Born in 1991, Céline Zufferey is a writer with Valaisian roots who lives in Lyon. Zufferey studied French literature and social anthropology at the University of Fribourg and earned a Masters Degree at the Bern School of Fine Arts. Nitrate is her second novel and it was praised in the press: “To sound out ‘writing of movement’, Céline Zufferey has perfected the art of literary traveling with a rare fluidity,” Cécile Lecoutre opines in 24heures. Zufferey’s first book, Sauver les meubles (Save the Furniture), appeared in 2017. This novel addresses how objects determine our lives. It casts a critical eye on our consumer habits.

In her writing, Zufferey explores the concepts of image, object, and memory. In 2009, she was awarded the second prize of the Association valaisainne des écrivains. This was followed in 2014 by the first prize of the Prix du jeune écrivain de langue française (Young French Language Writer’s Prize) for her short story Contortion.

Nitrate. Roman. Éditions Gallimard 2023
Sauver les meubles. Roman. Éditions Gallimard 2017

Céline Zufferey will take a “look into the valley” together with Rolf Hermann, Jérôme Meizoz and Abigail Seran, and report on the daily life of a Valais writer on the language border.


28th Leukerbad International Literary Festival: 6.21.–23.2024