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Amélie Plume

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Amélie Plume

Amélie Plume is a Swiss writer[1] born in 1943 in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland.


  • Studies 1
  • Travels 2
  • Writings 3
    • Novels 3.1
    • Plays and radiophonic parts 3.2
  • Prizes 4
  • Critical studies 5
  • References 6


She carried out her study of letters and ethnology at the Université de Neuchâtel.


She voyaged to Africa, Israel and New York where she taught French and began to write and paint.

Returning to Switzerland, she opened a creative workshop for painting after having learned in Paris. She later devoted herself to writing.



  • Les Aventures de Plumette et de son premier amant : récit, préf. de Catherine Safonoff, Editions Zoé, 1981
  • En bas, tout en bas dans la plaine, Editions Zoé, 1986
  • Marie-Mélina s'en va, Editions Zoé, 1988
  • La mort des forêts, ni plus ni moins, Editions Zoé, 1989
  • Promenade avec Emile L., Editions Zoé, 1992
  • Hélas nos chéris sont nos ennemis, Editions Zoé, 1995
  • Ô qu'il est beau le jet d'eau, postf. de Doris Jakubec, Editions Zoé, 1995
  • Oui Emile pour la vie, Editions Zoé, (1984) 1997
  • Ailleurs c'est mieux qu'ici, Editions Zoé, (1998) 2003
  • Toute une vie pour se déniaiser, Editions Zoé, 2003
  • Chronique de la Côte des neiges, Editions Zoé, 2006
  • Mademoiselle Petite au bord du Saint-Laurent, Editions Zoé, 2007

Plays and radiophonic parts


She received the Prix Schiller in 1988 for the totality of her work.

Critical studies

  • La langue et le politique : enquête auprès de quelques écrivains suisses de langue française, éd., conc. et préf. par Patrick Amstutz, postf. de Daniel Maggetti, Editions de L'Aire, Vevey, 2001. p. 140.


  1. ^ "Amélie Plume nous fait un beau cadeau: son prochain livre". Les Quotidiennes (in French). June 29, 2007. Retrieved 15 August 2011. 

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