Markus Werner was born in Switzerland in 1944. He studied at the University of Zurich, then taught at a school in Schaffhausen until 1990 when he became a freelance writer. His prestigious literary awards include the Jürgen Ponto Stiftung prize (1984), the Prix littéraire Lipp (1995), and the SWF Bestenliste prize in 1997. He has published seven novels, including the bestselling ZÜNDEL'S DEPARTURE.
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"ON THE EDGE captivates the reader from the very first line." - Pia Reinacher, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung
"[ON THE EDGE] appears harmless—and then moves your world."- Susanne Schader, Die Presse
"The miraculous ease with which this novel combines weighty philosophical issues with a gripping story is a rarity in contemporary German literature." - Marion Lühe, Rheinischer Merkur
"Markus Werner...belongs to the best German-language authors of his generation." - Marcel Reich-Ranicki, Der Spiegel