Odile Cornuz

Odile Cornuz is a writer. Her first piece, Le Bal des torgnoles, was published in 1999 and adapted for the Swiss radio, and Cornuz was awarded the Paul-Gilson for this in 2001. That same year, she did a residency in la Comédie de Genève, during which she wrote Saturnales. She has since written several plays (L’Espace, staged in 2005, Haut Vol, performed in German in 2009, etc.), opera librettos (Morceau de nuit in 2011, L’Éclipse du coq in 2017), and radio plays, as well as poems and short stories. She was associated author with théâtre Kléber-Méleau in Renens (directed by Omar Porras), from 2015 to 2018, and she also works as a literary critic and regularly holds literary workshops. Cornuz also participated in various interactive readings, among which Jukebox Littéraire, with her friend Antoinette Rychner, and Bal littéraire, joyously led by Fabrice Melquiot. Her first novel, Fusil, was published in 2022; it is a posthumous investigation in how a relationship deteriorates and dies. It was shortlisted for the 2023 readers’ choice award in Lausanne.