Yves Laplace is a well-known novelist, playwright, and essayist in the French-speaking literary circle. He has published fifteen literary works. His latest novel, Hero’s Prairie, was inspired by George Oltramare, a Swiss actor, writer, and politician who was sentenced to death in France in 1950 due to his role in the fascist movement. Laplace won the Alice Rivaz Prize in 2015 and the Swiss Literary Prize in 2016 for this book. Laplace’s dramatic work includes Sarcasm (adapted from The Model Man), and many of his plays been presented in Paris and Geneva. He is also a literary and dramatic critic, a teacher, and referee for amateur football matches.
Yves Laplace’s trip is brought to you with the kind support of the Embassy of Switzerland in Beijing.