Now in residence

Caractères mobiles collective, Switzerland

Benjamin PECOUD, Mathias HOWALD & Catherine FAVRE

Chroniques de Montricher is the latest in the series of live writing events that the Caractères mobiles collective has held over the past two years. The aim is to introduce the practice of writing to order at live events to a given space – the village of Montricher. The collective will request commissions from the locals, creating a literary map of the area.

At the end of the period of residence, the texts will be handed over to their “owners” and published in an anthology.

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Taran KHAN, India

Taran Khan is a journalist and non-fiction writer based in Mumbai. She grew up in Aligarh,(India) and was educated in Delhi and London. She writes on gender, Islam, popular culture and cinema. From 2006 she traveled frequently to Kabul, where she worked closely with Afghan filmmakers and journalists. Her work has been supported by the MacDowell Colony and the Pro Helvetia Swiss Arts Council.

Taran Khan will devote her time as writer in residence to her project Walk in Kabul.

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Perrine LE QUERREC, France

Perrine Le Querrec was born in 1968 in Paris, where she lives, works, and writes.

She also writes in lighthouses, on floors, in brothels, and in psychiatric hospitals. She writes in jolts, tracing out her own language in pursuit of reticent words. She publishes poetry, novels, and pamphlets and studies the world’s archives as a guide to shaping her own life.

Perrine Le Querrec will devote her time as writer in residence to her project La construction.

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Mikołaj ŁOZINSKI, Poland

Mikołaj Łoziński is a writer, photographer, and recipient of Kościelski Award 2007 and Paszporty Polityki Award in 2011. He was born in 1980 in Warsaw. He studied sociology and completed his MA degree at the Sorbonne University in Paris. He was employed as Polish-French translator for Arte Télévision. His debut novel Reisefieber was released in 2006. His second novel The Book was published in 2011. Reisefieber and The Book were translated into several European languages.

Mikołaj Łoziński will devote his time as writer in residence to his project The Stramer Family.

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Philippe RAHMY, Switzerland / Egypt

Philippe Rahmy is a poet and writer, born in Geneva in 1965. He divides his time between Switzerland and Argentina. He studied Egyptology at the Ecole du Louvre and literature and philosophy at the University of Lausanne. He is a founder member of the literary creation and criticism website His texts have been published in France, Switzerland, America, Italy, and China.

His two most recent publications are Béton armé (La Table ronde 2014, commended by the judging panel for the Prix Wepler and awarded the Prix Michel Dentan) and Allegra (La Table ronde 2016, awarded the Prix Rambert).

Philippe Rahmy will devote his time as writer in residence to his project Pardon pour l’Amérique.

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