The literary contribution 2022 of the city of Chur in the amount of Fr. 10'000.-- goes to the author Martina Caluori from Chur for her novel project "Unter den Kiefern".
Every year, the city of Chur awards a literary work contribution in the amount of Fr. 10,000 to enable concentrated work on a longer-term, cultural project. The work contribution is primarily intended to provide financial support for authors, composers or screenwriters. A total of 17 applications were submitted for the Werkbeitrag 2022. On September 6, 2022, the city council decided to award the literary work contribution to Martina Caluori for her novel project "Under the Pines".
"Under the Pines" is an atmospheric social novel that weaves together the current zeitgeist through individual fates, a varied potpourri of characters in their micro-society. The global crises form the historical background of the novel. The artistic value of the project can be seen on the one hand in its topicality, the forceful as well as substantial language and the subject matter itself.
Martina Caluori was born in Switzerland in 1985, grew up in Chur and has lived as a copywriter and author in Zurich and Chur since studying journalism and film studies. Since April 2021, she has been fully settled back in her home town of Chur. She is co-founder of the agency "the communication butler" and has published in numerous anthologies and cultural magazines. Caluori's poetry debut "Frag den Moment" (Pro Lyrica) was published in 2019, and "Öpadia - A Novella us Graubünda" (Arisverlag) was published in 2021 in co-authorship with Lea Catrina. Her prose debut "Weisswein zum Frühstück" was published by lectorbooks in April 2022.
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