Zora del Buono

Zora del Buono

Zora del Buono was born in Zurich in 1962 and grew up either there as well as in Bari (Italy). She studied architecture at ETH Zurich and at the University of the Arts Berlin, and post-graduated in set design at the Technical College Rosenheim. In 1997, she was a co-founder and cultural editor of the magazine mare – The journal of the seas. From 2002 until 2008 she was deputy chief editor at mare, and since then ha been functioning as an interim editor. In 2008, she started her career as a freelance writer. Since 2010, she also teaches journalism as a guest professor at different universities in the USA, Germany and Switzerland. 

Her most recent publications include Hinter Büschen, an eine Hauswand gelehnt (2016), Das Leben der Mächtigen – Reisen zu alten Bäumen (2015), and Gotthard (2015).

Please read an excerpt from Gotthard in a translation by Sophie Duvernoy here.