Franco Beltrametti is considered one of the most important Swiss authors of the “Beat Generation”. His estate in the Swiss Literary Archives is an important resource for studies into alternative cultural movements internationally.
Donata Berra (1947) is a poet, translator and lecturer. The papers in her literary archive testify to the genesis of her poetry and literary translations, as well as their reviews and extensive correspondence with other authors.
Georges Borgeaud (1914–1998) settled in France in 1946, having previously worked as a private tutor and bookseller in Switzerland and Belgium. He is the author of novels (“Le Voyage à l’étranger”) as well as numerous articles and chronicles on painting.
Erika Burkart (1922−2010) is one of the most important poets to have written in the German language. In addition to numerous volumes of poetry, she also published a number of works in prose. Her visual idiom draws heavily on nature.
Blaise Cendrars (1887−1961) was born in La Chaux-de-Fonds. Granted French citizenship in recognition of his having volunteered in the First World War, he is the author of a diverse oeuvre: poetry, novels, journalism and “memoirs that aren’t memoirs”.