Famous Swiss Novelists

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 1 Alain de Botton

Alain de Botton.
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Famous As: Author
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 Alice Miller

Alice Miller.
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Famous As: Psychologist
Birthdate: January 12, 1923
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Piotrków Trybunalski, Poland
Died: April 14, 2010
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 3 Friedrich Dürrenmatt

Friedrich Dürrenmatt.
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Famous As: Author
Birthdate: January 5, 1921
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Konolfingen, Bern, Switzerland
Died: December 14, 1990

 4 Joel Dicker

Joel Dicker.
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Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: June 16, 1985
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Geneva, Switzerland

 5 Max Frisch

Max Frisch.
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Famous As: Playwright
Birthdate: May 15, 1911
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Zurich, Switzerland
Died: April 4, 1991

 6 Edgar Snow

Edgar Snow
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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: July 17, 1905
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Kansas City, Missouri, U.S.
Died: February 15, 1972

 7 Annemarie Schwarzenbach

Annemarie Schwarzenbach
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: May 23, 1908
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Zurich, Switzerland
Died: November 15, 1942
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 8 Johanna Spyri

Johanna Spyri
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: June 12, 1827
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Hirzel, Switzerland
Died: July 7, 1901

 9 Rolf Dobelli

Rolf Dobelli
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Famous As: Author, Businessman
Birthdate: July 15, 1966
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Luzern, Switzerland

 10 Johann David Wyss

Johann David Wyss
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Famous As: Author
Birthdate: May 28, 1743
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Bern, Switzerland
Died: January 11, 1818

 11 Gottfried Keller

Gottfried Keller
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Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: July 19, 1819
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Zürich, Switzerland
Died: July 15, 1890

 12 Christian Kracht

Christian Kracht
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Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: December 29, 1966
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Saanen, Switzerland

 13 Rodolphe Topffer

Rodolphe Topffer
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Famous As: Author, Painter
Birthdate: January 31, 1799
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Geneva, Switzerland
Died: June 8, 1846

 14 Jeremias Gotthelf

Jeremias Gotthelf
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Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: October 4, 1797
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Murten, Switzerland
Died: October 22, 1854

 15 Meinrad Inglin

Meinrad Inglin
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Famous As: Author
Birthdate: July 28, 1893
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Schwyz, Switzerland
Died: December 4, 1971

 16 Johann Rudolf Wyss

Johann Rudolf Wyss
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Famous As: Author
Birthdate: March 4, 1782
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Bern, Switzerland
Died: March 21, 1830

 17 Charles-Ferdinand Ramuz

Charles-Ferdinand Ramuz
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: September 24, 1878
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Cully, Switzerland
Died: May 23, 1947

 18 Jacques Chessex

Jacques Chessex
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Famous As: Author
Birthdate: March 1, 1934
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Payerne, Switzerland
Died: October 9, 2009

 19 Albert Steffen

Albert Steffen
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Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: December 10, 1884
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Wynau, Switzerland
Died: July 13, 1963

 20 Jakob Schaffner

Jakob Schaffner
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Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: November 14, 1875
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Basel, Switzerland
Died: September 23, 1944

 21 Ulrich Boner

Ulrich Boner
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: 1280 AD
Birthplace: Bern. Switzerland
Died: 1350 AD

 22 Ernst Zahn

Ernst Zahn
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Famous As: Author
Birthdate: January 24, 1867
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Zürich, Switzerland
Died: February 12, 1952

 23 Heinrich Federer

Heinrich Federer
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: October 6, 1866
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Brienz, Switzerland
Died: April 29, 1928

 24 Édouard Rod

Édouard Rod
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Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: March 31, 1857
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Nyon, Switzerland
Died: January 29, 1910

 25 Albin Zollinger

Albin Zollinger
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: January 24, 1895
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Zürich, Switzerland
Died: November 7, 1941

 26 Robert Faesi

Robert Faesi
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: April 10, 1883
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Zürich, Switzerland
Died: September 10, 1972