Jacques Tornay

Jacques Tornay (1950) is a French-speaking Swiss writer, journalist and translator. His fiction output includes poetry, short stories, aphorisms as well as biographies. Tornay is part of the generation that set about innovating the French poetry of Switzerland in the 1980s. His poetry stands out for his ability to poeticise the everyday, discover the unexpected facets of mundane details. Tornay’s work has been translated into several languages and his books have been awarded prestigious prizes in France – in 2002 he won the prize of the La Société des Gens de Lettres with his book La première personne du pluriel.