Lecture with Swiss author Milena Moser
Thursday, April 11, 2019 - 5:30pm
Lecture with Swiss author Milena Moser

Milena Moser, one of Switzerland's most well-known and beloved authors is coming to Portland. Our World Languages and Literatures department is co-sponsoring a lecture and seminar with Lewis and Clark College, Pacific University, the Consulate General of Switzerland in San Francisco, and Zeitgeist Northwest.


Thursday, April 11 | 5:30 p.m.

Lewis and Clark College, Miller 102

Moser has published 18 books to date, novels, short stories and memoirs. They were translated into nine European languages, and three of her novels were adapted for the screen. She wrote radio plays, numerous essays, and a weekly column for eight years. She performed on the stage as part of the Two-Women-Show "The Unfinished" (Die Unvollendeten). Moser will be reading from her book Fool's Journey, Or How I Chased After Happiness Just to Find It Waiting for Me, where she describes her travels through the United States in search of love. She'll also speak about her experience as an emigrant to the United States, as well as about her most recent novel, Country of the Sons (Land der Söhne). This family saga, which spans three generations, addresses the questions of growing up, freedom, gender, and identity. The event will be held in English, is free of charge, and open to everyone.


Friday, April 12 | 10:20 a.m.

Lewis and Clark College, Miller 211 (ILC)

On Friday, April 12, Moser will be leading a seminar on her first book, Gebrochene Herzen oder mein erster bis elfter Mord. This event will be held in German and is open to everyone, but requires pre-registration. Please contact to get more information and/or to register.