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The Château de Lavigny is a historic house built in 1770 situated in a small village between Geneva and Lausanne, overlooking Lake Geneva and the Alps. The writers residence opens from May to September. The Chateau is provided with five bedrooms and is able to host a maximum of six writers. Common areas of the Château are shared as well as the gardens.

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Le Château de Lavigny est une ancienne demeure construite en 1770. Il est situé entre Genève et Lausanne dans un petit village surplombant le lac Léman et les Alpes. La résidence ouvrent ses portent pour les écrivains de mai à septembre. Le Château dispose de cinq chambre à coucher et peut accueillir un maximum de six écrivains à la fois. Chaque résident bénéficie d’une chambre privée avec bureau, de l’accès aux parties communes de la maison et au jardin du Château.

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It would be an understatement to say that my stint at Chateau de Lavigny was pleasant. Actually, it was one of the most fruitful periods of my life, which resulted in poems and essayistic pieces, to say nothing about acquaintances and personal friendships I have struck there. I consider the Château de Lavigny to be a locality of immense significance for European and world culture. It definitely merits every support.
— Tomas Venclova (LITHUANIA) 2003
Je suis sur les pages ultimes du texte que j’ai écrit dans le château enchanteur et sublime de Lavigny. L’énergie, la force que j’y ai retrouvées (celles de mon enfance, puisées dans la nature, parmi les arbres, les fleurs sauvages de ma campagne avant les affres de la sécheresse…), cette énergie donc continuera encore et pendant longtemps de nourrir ma plume et mes rêves.
“La route des clameurs” est né à Lavigny. A Lavigny réside une partie de mon âme d’écrivain. Je n’oublierai jamais.
— Ousmane Diarra (MALI) 2013

 

….Former residents..ANCIENS RESIDENTS….


2018

Jean-Louis Besson, France

Penny Boxall (Grande-Bretagne)

Brigitte Burmeister (Allemagne)

Kia Corthron (USA)

Daniela Dröscher (Allemagne)

Alain-Serge Dzotap (Cameroun)

Jean Findlay (Grande-Bretagne)

Sofiane Hadjadj (Algérie)

Silvia Härri (Suisse)

Rokus Hofstede (Pays-Bas)

Charlotte Jousseaume (France)

Renate Lance-Otterbein (Allemagne/France)

Alain Lance (France)

Eveline Mailhot (Canada)

John Nkengasong (Cameroun)

Sara Omar (Kurdistan/Danemark)

Kirstine Reffstrup (Danemark)

Eugenia Senik (Ukraine)

Carlos Soto Roman (Chili)

Tatiana Venclova (Russie/USA)

Tomas Venclova (Lithuanie)

Sun Wei (Chine)

2017

Chawki Amari, Algérie

Zsófia Bán, Hongrie

Nicole Bary, France

Vonani Bila, Afrique du sud

Barbara Fontaine, France

Nicolae Coande, Roumanie

Amina Gautier, USA

Zadig Hamroune, France/Algérie

Kamil Hatimi, Maroc

Sarah Holland-Batt, Australie

Fatou Kandé Senghor, Sénégal

Judith Kuckart, Allemagne

Suji Kwock Kim, Corée/USA/GB

Pablo Llambias, Danemark

Sanja Lovrenčić, Croatie

Shelly Oria, Israel/USA

Gjertrud Schnackenberg, USA

Claire Scobie, Australie

Marina Skalova, Allemagne/Russie

Yung-Shan Tsou, Taiwan

2016

Clément Bénech, France

Rich Benjamin, USA

Julia Deck, France

Luke Fischer, Australia

Katica Garoska Avevska, Republic of Macedonia

Denis Hirson, South Africa/France

Monique Ilboudo, Burkina Faso

Anna Matveeva, Russia

Susan Mc Kay, Ireland

Diane Meur, Belgium

Brian Nelson, Australia/UK

Ben Okri, Nigeria/UK

Jean-Pierre Orban, France/Belgium

Tom Pow, UK

Adine Sagalyn, USA/France

Gabor Schein, Hungary

Vladimir Sharov, Russia

Anni Sumari, Finland

Consuelo Trivino-Anzona, Colombia

Anne von Canal, Germany

Jakob Zigunas, Australia/Poland

2015

Raluca Antonescu, Switzerland

Tulsi Badrinath, India

Hajar Bali, Algeria

Pat Boran, Ireland

Elena Bossi, Argentina

Mathieu Boutin, Canada

Constance Chlore, Belgium

Stuart Dischell, USA

Evan Fallenberg, Israel

Nathalie Handal, USA

Fabienne Jacob, France

Kamal, India

Nadine Pinede, USA/Canada/Haïti

Silvia Pozzi, Italy

Chris Price, New Zealand

Philippe Rahmy, Switzerland

Piotr Sommer, Poland

Eva Tind, Danemark

Katrina Tuvera, Philippines

Sholeh Wolpé, Iran/USA.

2014              
Géraldine Barbe, France- Zdenka Becker, Austria/Slovakia - Sarah Butler, UK - Anca Cristofovici, France/Romania - Jason Donald, UK -  Sylvie Gracia, France - Barbara Gruszka-Zych, Poland - Franck André Jamme, France - Mario Kaiser, Germany - Luis S. Krausz, Brazil - Anton Kruger, South Africa- Nikita Kuznetsov, Russia - Janine Massard, Switzerland - Neva Micheva, Bulgaria - Armenuhi Sisyan, Armenia - Minakshi Thakur, India - João Tordo,  Portugal - Tuccelli, Jessica, USA/Italy -  Malika Wagner, France - Grace Wells, Ireland/UK        

2013              
Biagini, Elisa, Italy - Boehm, Philip, USA - Bogin, Magda, USA - Clark, Ben, Spain/UK - Diarra, Ousmane, Mali - Evans, Julian, UK - Hrbek, Greg, USA - Kehayan, Nina, France - Khaled, Mai, Egypt - Klimova, Maroussia, Russia - McAdams, Janet, USA - Markin, Alexander, Russia - Peer, Alexander, Austria - Provoost, Anne, Belgium - Sakhawarz, Bashir,  Afghanistan - Salem Levy, Tatiana, Brazil - Skov, Leonora Christina, Denmark - Tuszynska, Agata, Poland - Volevich, Irina, Russia - Wilmos, Béatrice, France        

2012              
Cennamo, Laurent, Switzerland - Costa Gomes, Luisa, Portugal - Cracknell, Linda,  Scotland - Devibharathi, India - Fiedler, Heike, Germany/Switzerland - Fives, Carole, France - Guttman, Naomi, USA/Canada - Hubbard, Tom, UK - Husum, Lars, Denmark - Jallo, Zainabu, Nigeria - Korinek, Otakar, Slovakia - Mendes Rosa, Pedro, Portugal - Meyer, Ole, Denmark - Pritchard, Melissa, USA - Shree, Geetanjali, India - Singh, Jaspreet, Canada/India - Skaragas, Gianni, Greece -  Stantcheva, Roumiana, Bulgaria - Zeller, Eva   Germany - Zeppa, Jamie, Canada        

2011              
Amin, Nora, Egypt - Busino, Jean-Jacques, Switzerland - Butlin, Ron, Scotland - Chanel, Anne-Laure, France - Claire, Regi, Scotland/Switzerland - Feldbach, Inna, Estonia - Frost, Elisabeth, USA - Hauserova, Eva, Czech Republic - Hulse, Michael, UK - Kupriyanov, Viacheslav, Russia - Lenkowska, Krystyna, Poland - Lokuge, Chandani, Australia - Martirosyan, Vahram, Armenia - Ngenelwa, Thembelani, South Africa - Nimrod, France/Chad - Revard, Carter, USA - Roman, Jacques, Switzerland/France - Shakespeare, Nicholas, UK - Surani, Moez, Canada - Trodden, Katarina, Sweden - Wuang, China        

2010              
Appelfeld, Aharon, Israel - Banionyté-Gerviené, Stasé, Lithuania - Belber, Stephen, USA - Bilotserkivets, Natalia, Ukraine - Brécart, Anne, Switzerland - Casey, Maud, USA - Dewedy, Mahesh Chandra, India - Dewedy, Neerja, India - Fabbri, Sandrine, Switzerland - Fries, Kenny, Canada/USA - Hryniewicz-Yarbrough, Ewa, USA/Poland - La Farge, Paul, USA - Lambert, Stéphane, Belgium - Lennon, Joan, Scotland/Canada - Mc Alpine, Rachel, New Zealand - Morozova, Elena, Russia - Mosneron Dupin, Thibaut, France - Muzanenhamo, Togara, Zimbabwe - Russotto, Margherita, USA/Italy - Ryabchuk, Mykola, Ukraine - Singh, Suneeti, UK/India - Smith, Morelle, Scotland - Stephan, Susanne, Germany - Tchouhov, Petar, Bulgaria - Umezurike, Uchechukwu Peter, Nigeria - van Schalkwyk, Tania, South Africa/Mauritius/Ger - Von Dach Guesnan, Yla, Suisse        

2009              
Asmarani, Rosalba, Indonesia - Bettega, Amilcar, Brazil - Carrascoza, Joao, Brazil - Cherchesov, Alan, Russia - Coppel, Judith, France - De Juan, José Luis, Spain - Duff, Micheline, Canada- Greeff, Rachelle, South Africa - Hibbard, Allen, USA - Jaffer, Zubeida , South Africa- Keys, Kerry, Lithuania/USA - Kobak, Annette, UK - Lamwaka, Beatrice,   Uganda - Nikolova. Antoaneta, Bulgaria - Pètremand, Mylène, Switzerland - Petsinis, Tom,   Australia - Piazza, Antoine, France - Polonskaya, Anzhelina, Russia - Raihani, Youssef,    Morocco - Rajagopalan, Usha, India - Saran, Mishi, India - Tawfik, Mohamed, Egypt - Vaillancourt, Yves, Canada- Yen, Minju, Switzerland/Taiwan - Zhang, Lijia, China        

2008      
Al-Khamissi, Khaled, Egypt- Ball, Angela, USA - Baranay, Inez, Italy - Barbe, Jean-Paul, France - Cañón, James, USA - Cavé, Jean, France - Dreyer, Tom, South Africa - Dilys, Rose, Scotland - Errachidi, Abdelaziz, Morocco - Galina, Maria, Russia - Gee, Maggie, UK - Jordan, Hillary, USA - Keteleer, Hilde, Belgium - Mahloujian, Azar, Sweden - Marsella-Marietan, Anne, France/USA - Mirjol, Christina, France - Nagai, Mariko, Japan - Perez, Lina Maria, Colombia - Plebanek, Grazyna, Poland - Potocnjak, Draga, Croatia/Slovenia - Pujade-Renaud, Claude, France - Rankin, Nicholas, UK - Rozycki, Tomasz, Poland - Saidullah, Jawahara, India - Shtypel, Arkady, Russia - Smith, Andrea, USA - Smyth, Cherry, UK        

2007              
Anselmo, Marielle, France - Tunisia Barris, Ken, South Africa - Bergfjor,Sissel, Denmark - Cai Tianxin, China - Cruz-Lucero, Rosario, Philippines - Gonzalez, Rigoberto, Mexico/US - Guldbrandsen, Alice, Denmark - Hänninen, Anne, Finland - Juvonen, Anna-Riikka,   Finland - Kennedy, Tom, Denmark/USA - Lagazzi, Paolo, Italy - Le Drian, Marie, France - Lozinski,Mikolaj, Poland - Maestri, Vannina, France - Mambrini, Simona, Italy - Melnicova, Irina, Russia - Mizusaki, Noriko, Japan - Monette, Madeleine, USA/Canada - Moreno-Caballud, Luis, Spain - Moshiri, Minou, Iran - Ohlin, Alix, Canada/USA -  Petöcz, Andras, Hungary - Sivan, Jacques, France - Sweeney, Matthew, Ireland - Thieck, Françoise,   France - Tomerini, Daniela, Italy - Yavuz, Nuran, Turkey - Yu, Young-Nan, South Korea  

2006              
Al-Barghouti, Tamim, Jordan/Palestine - Aubaude, Camille, France - Bleton, Claude,    France - Clark, George, USA/Zimbabwe - Coias, Rui, Portugal - Dunant, Ghislaine, France - Günday, Hakan, Turkey - Hederman, Mark Patrick, Ireland - Johnston, Dorothy,  Australia - Kemp, Jan, New Zealand - Leonte, Carmelia, Romania - Maranan, Edgardo,    Philippines - McCabe, Brian, Scotland - Mehta, Amrit, India - Morrissey, Sinéad,   Northern Ireland - Oakley, Ann, UK - Phiri, Virginia, Zimbabwe - Riemenschneider, Jörg-Dieter, Germany - Shibli, Adania, Palestine - Snodgrass, Ann, USA - Sorrente, Dominique, France - Symmons, Sarah, UK - Todd, Penelope, New Zealand - Velickovic, Dusan, Serbia - Vittoz, Dominique, France - Ward, Patricia Sarrafian, USA - Wieszner, Stefan Ludmilla, Germany        

2005              
Afzal-Khan, Fawzia, USA/Pakistan - Aguilar, Mila D., Philippines - Ajvaz, Michal,Czech Republic - Arima, Takashi, Japan - Bachmann, Daniel Olivier, Germany - Baixeras, Xavier Rodriguez, Spain - Ely, Scott, USA - Garisch, Dawn, South Africa - Greenberg, AlvinUSA -Haahtela, Joel, Finland - Holmes, Janet, USA - Ludvigson, Susan, USA - Magona, Sindiwe, South Africa- Melnicova, Irina, Russia - Moscaliuc, Mihaela, USA/Romania - Mungoshi, David, Zimbabwe - Ostashevsky, Eugene,USA/Russia - Öztürk, Semsa Yegin,    Turkey - Rygiert, Beate, Germany - Salem, Ebtihal, Egypt - Schlossmann, Beryl, USA - Smilevski, Goce, FYR of Macedonia - Tauragiene, Violeta, Lithuania - Toptchian, Alexandre, Armenia - Toptchian, Anahit, Armenia - Verrey, Laurence, Switzerland - Waters, Michael, USA - Xi, Xu, USA/China - Zawacki, Andrew, Slovenia,France,US -  Zdravka, Evtimova, Bulgaria        

2004              
Al-Aswany, Alaa, Egypt - Al-Mougy, Sahar, Egypt - Berková, Alexandra, Czech Republic - Bisutti, Donatella, Italy - Brossard, Nicole, Canada - de Broqueville, Huguette, Belgium - Delaporte, Florence, France - Dimitrova, Kristin, Bulgaria - Ellenbogen, George, USA/Canada - Faschinger, Lilian, Austria - Fell, Alison, UK - Freed, Lynn, USA - Greene, Jeffrey, USA - Kudryavitsky, Anthony, Ireland/Russia - Lafazanovski, Ermis, FYR of Macedonia - Linner, Barbara, Germany - Lofiego, Vivian, France/Argentina - Manickan, Sara, Malaysia - Musariri, Blessing, Zimbabwe - Ogden, Hugh, USA - Pellet, Christophe,    France - Rose-Innes, Henrietta, South Africa - Shaaban, Nagwa, Egypt - Srivastava, Atima,   UK - Sticks, Igor, Bos.-Herz./Croatia       

2003              
Abinader, Elmaz, USA - Brandt, Di, Canada - Cambor, Kathleen, USA - Chimeloane, Rrekgetsi, South Africa- Contamin, Laurent, France - Dido, E.K.M., South Africa - Duncker, Patricia, UK - Eriksen, Jens-Martin, Denmark - Fogtdal, Peter H., Denmark - Franz, Carlos, Chile - Gschwend, Ragni Maria, Germany - Huang, Bei Ling, China - Jones, Tayari, USA - Konstantinov, Gueorgui, Bulgaria - Kriseová, Eda, Czech Republic - Krog, Antjie, South Africa - Laroze, Franck, France - Li, Leslie, USA - Martin, Mircea,  Romania - Nolan, Patricia, Ireland - Nomura, Kiwao, Japan - Pineda-Botero, Álvaro, Spain - Roma, Fabio, Italy - Roper, Mark, UK - Rozas, Ixiar, Spain - Shute, Jenefer, UK - Starnino, Carmine, Canada - Venclova, Tatiana, Russia - Venclova, Tomas, Lithuania - Wells, Kellie,    USA       

2002              
Al-Badry, Hala, Egypt - Alison, Jane, USA/Australia - Arditti, Michael, UK - Balcázar de Bucher, Cecilia, Colombia - Blandiana, Ana, Romania - Cáccamo, Xosé, Spain - Celyn-Jones, Russell, UK - Cervenková, Jana, Czech Republic - Echevarría, Fernando, Portugal - Jaffeux, Marc, France - Khemir, Mounira, Tunisia - Kinsolving, Susan Baumann, USA - Larsen, Marianne, Denmark - Metelerkamp, Joan, South Africa- Morgan, Juan DavidPanama - Murín, Gustáv, Slovakia - Mustafaj, Besnik, Albania - Paulino-Netto, Brigitte,    France - Pridal, Antonín, Czech Republic - Rusan, Romulus, Romania - Shishkin, Mikhail,  Russia - Sotiropoulos, Ersi, Greece - Steven, Kenneth, Scotland - Stone, Carole, USA - Tawfiq, Sahar, Egypt - Torres, Anabel, Colombia - Toyton, Evelyn, USA - Vallejo Canedo, Gaby, Bolivia - Yahp, Beth, Australia/Malaysia - Zenie-Ziegler, Wedad, Switzerland/Egypt   

2001              
Alexander, Meena, USA/India - Al-Tahany, Miral, Egypt - Bakr, Salwa Ahmed, Egypt - Berold, Robert, South Africa - Bönt, Ralf, Germany - Czerniawski, Adam, Poland - Frost, Carol, USA - Frost, Richard, USA - Gherman-Tazlauanu, Valentina, Moldavia - Gloria, Eugene, USA - Grobéty, Anne-Lise, Switzerland - Hardie, Kerry, Ireland - Hardie, SeanIreland - Khair, Tabish, India - Lakhina, Louliana, Russia - Lapinski, Igor, Ukraine - Marojevic, Igor, Serbia - McCarthy, Thomas, Scotland - Megged, Aharon, Israel - Olin-Zila, Elisabeth, Sweden - Or, Amir, Israel - Popov, Alek Vassilev, Bulgaria - Pos, Sonja,  Netherlands - Roy, André, Canada - Sewell, John, UK - Suska, Dariusz, Poland - Temkina, Marina, USA/Russia - Ueberle-Pfaff, Maja, Germany - Zabuzhko, Oksana, Ukraine - Zoritte-Megged, Eda, Israel        

2000              
Brewer, Gaylord, USA - Bulkin, Kyrlo, Ukraine - Corn, Alfred, USA - Dubroff, Susanne, USA - Enckell, Monique, France - Gallaire, Fatima, France - Jeffmar, Marianne, Sweden - Kabeš, Petr, Czech Republic - Kareninová, Anna, Czech Republic - Kassem, Mahmoud   Egypt - Kaur, Parm, UK - Keegan, Claire, Ireland - Kharitonov, Mark, Russia - Kniazeva, Marina, Russia - Lacroix, Jean, Belgium - Le Bot, Huguette, France - Le Bot, Marc, France - Marcus, Melissa, USA - Mazur, Nina, Ukraine - Melhem, D.H., USA - Mokdad al-Jemni, Omar - Tunisia Mông-Lan, USA/Vietnam - Murdock, Maureen, USA - Schrank, Ben   , USA - Vaishnav, Harihar, India - Vajpeyi, Udayan, India - Villanueva, Tino, USA - Zagajewski, Adam, Poland        

1999              
Adjati, Toussaint, Benin - Amin, Nora, Egypt - Bang, Mary Jo, USA - Bartolomé, Efraín, Mexico - Carbó, Nick, USA - Carr, Pat, USA - Dawe, Gerald , Ireland - Fathi, Ibrahim, Egypt - Gamalinda, Eric, USA Philippines - Hancock, David, USA - Honig, Lucy, USA - Jamme, Franck-André    France - Krähenbühl, Claire, Switzerland - Leuwers, Daniel, France - Michalopoulou, Amanda,    Greece - Mützenberg, Denise - Switzerland Peitz, Christiane, Germany - Richez, Valérie-AnneFrance - Sayed , Hanaa , Egypt - Scarfe, Eunice , Canada - Smith, Frank, France - Tanska, Natalie, Czech Republic - Treitel, Jonathan , UK - Ulacia, Manuel , Mexico - Válek, Jan, Czech Republic - Volevich, Irina, Russia - Volkow, Veronica, Mexico - Woodall, James, UK - Yoshikawa, TsunekoJapan - Zapanta Manlapaz, Edna, Philippines.      

1998              
Al-Beheiry, Neamat, Egypt - Anderson, Allison, USA - Beuse, Stefan, Germany - Boelsums, Mirjam, Netherlands - Bouatchidzé, GastonGeorgia - Cristovici, Anca, Romania - Dávalos Arze, Gladys, Bolivia - Djebar, Assia, France/Algeria - Duhamel, Denise, USA - Eppel, Asar,  Russia - Feinbork, Mattias, Germany - Gibbons, Reginald, USA - Grivina, Irina, Russia/Netherlands - Hinsey, Ellen, France/USA - Hollander, Jean,   USA - Jamis, Rawda, France/Cuba - Kellner, Michael, Germany - Kennedy, Tom, Denmark/USA - Levine, Miriam, USA - Meinke, Peter, USA - Melcer, Ioram, Israel - Roy, Bruno, Canada - Spelman, Cornelia, USA - Swabey, Fiona, UK - Swan, Gladys, USA - Szilagyi, Julianna, Romania Telpaz, Gideon, Israel       

1997     
Borgeaud Georges, France/Switzerland - Cavasson Stefania, Italy - Collins Tim, Australia - Desarzens Corinne, Switzerland/France - Forgach Andres,  Hungary - Fuguet Alberto, Chile - Hannaham James, USA - Jay Salim, France - Johnson-Davies Denys, Canada - Lichtenfeld Kristiane, Germany - Manea Norman, USA - McLaughlin Anne, USA - Raus Michel, Luxemburg - Roze Pascale, France - Tietze Rosemarie, Germany - Tokarczuk Olga, Poland - Tsalka Dan, Israel - Ueberle-Pfaff Maja, Germany - van der Linden Gerry, Netherlands        

1996    
Balla Zsófia, Hungary - Delarue Claude, Switzerland/France - Dove Rita, USA- Fink Ida, Israel - Hitzer Friedrich, Germany - Hitzer Silvelie, Germany - Hubay Nikolas, Hungary - Keller Christophe, Switzerland - Monioudis Pericles, Greece - Mooj Martin, Netherlands - Schmitter Elke, Germany - Stock Raymond, USA/Egypt- Telpaz Gideon, Israel - Viebahn Fred, USA

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