Hugo Loetscher was born in Zurich in 1929. He worked as editor in chief of the »Weltwoche« and as literary editor of the journal »du«, whose supplement he founded. He has been a freelance writer since 1969, writing novels, plays, travelogues and essays. Loetscher was President of the Swiss Writer’s Union and is member of the Darmstadt Academy for Language and Poetry. In 1992 he received the »Grosser Schillerpreis« of the Swiss Schiller Foundation.
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