Famous Swiss Non-Fiction Writers

Right IconThis ranking is based on an algorithm that combines various factors, including the votes of our users and search trends on the internet.

Vote for Your Favourite Swiss Non-Fiction Writers
 1 
Alain de Botton
(Philosopher and Author Known for His Books: ‘Essays in Love’ and ‘How Proust Can Change Your Life’)
Alain de Botton
3
Birthdate: December 20, 1969
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Zürich, Switzerland

Swiss-born British philosopher and author, Alain de Botto,n is best known for his work, Essays in Love, which has sold millions of copies worldwide. He is one of the founders of the educational company, The School of Life, launched in 2008. He is a recipient of  "The Fellowship of Schopenhauer", an annual writers' award from the Melbourne Writers Festival. 

 2 
Sean Hepburn Ferrer
(Film Producer)
Sean Hepburn Ferrer
4
Birthdate: July 17, 1960
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Lucerne

Sean Hepburn Ferrer is an American author and film producer who has worked on films, such as Inchon and Blood In Blood Out. Also known for his charity work, Sean established the Audrey Hepburn Children's Fund a year after Audrey Hepburn's death. In 2020, he published a children's book, with the proceeds benefitting the European Organisation for Rare Diseases.

 3 
Marc Faber
(Economist, Non-fiction writer)
Marc Faber
3
Birthdate: February 28, 1946
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Zürich

Better known as Doctor Doom, Swiss economist Marc Faber was associated with companies such as White Weld & Co., before launching his own business. Known for his books such as The Great Money Illusion and his investment newsletters, he has also been in the news for his racist comments.

Recommended Lists:
 4 
Adrian Frutiger
(Type designer, Non-fiction writer)
Adrian Frutiger
3
Birthdate: May 24, 1928
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Unterseen
Died: September 10, 2015

One of the most significant 20th-century typographers from Switzerland, Adrian Frutiger is best remembered for creating the Univers typeface, among other sans-serif typefaces. He later also worked with ECMA to create the machine-readable typeface OCR-B, a standard for barcodes and ISBN numbers worldwide, including codes in Swiss ID cards.