Rivaz, Alice

NOVELIST, FEMINIST (SWITZERLAND)
BORN 14 Jan 1908, Rovray - DIED 27 Feb 1998, Genève (near)
REAL NAME Golay, Alice
GRAVE LOCATION Genève: Cimetière de Plainpalais, Rue des Rois (D-385)

Alice Rivaz was educated as a pianist and a music teacher. She worked for the International Labor Organization (ILO) until 1959. Then she became a full time writer. She had published novels since 1940. Many of them were about women in art and had feminist themes and she is regarde as a pioneer of feminist writing in Switzerland.

In 1986 she published a study on the poet Jean-Georges Lossier. She received several prices for her work, among them the Schiller Prize in 1942 as well as in 1969.

Work: "Nuages dans la main" (1940); "Comme le sable" (1945); "La paix des ruches" (1947); "Sans alcool" (1961); "Traces de vie" (1983).

Sources
Alice Rivaz – Wikipedia

Images

The grave of Alice Rivaz at the Cimetière de Plainpalais, Genève.
Picture by Androom (06 Dec 2007)

 


Roberts, David

Published: 7 Jun 2008
Last update: 19 Jul 2008