My name is Clare O’Dea and I am the author of the non-fiction book, The Naked Swiss: A Nation Behind 10 Myths, published in 2016 by Bergli Books. The updated second edition with an extra chapter was published in April 2018. The book is available to order on Amazon and other online retailers.

The German translation, Die Wahre Schweiz: Ein Volk und seine 10 Mythen, was published by Helvetiq in April 2018, along with the French edition, La Suisse mise à nu: Un peuple et ses dix mythes. ClareImage

Originally from Dublin, I have lived in Switzerland for the past fifteen years, on the invisible line where the French- and German-speaking cultures meet. When not on peacekeeping patrol, I write fiction and non-fiction, and work as a translator. I spent nine years working as a journalist at the international news service of the Swiss Broadcasting Corporation, www.swissinfo.ch, covering Swiss politics, culture and business news.

If you would like to read a sample of my fiction, try The Favour, a short story that was published in The Irish Times and nominated for the 2017 Hennessy New Irish Writing awards.

A good way to keep up-to-date with news and events about The Naked Swiss is to follow the Facebook page for the book. This article and podcast gives the best answer to the question – what’s the book about?

You will find me on Twitter @clareodeaz. Thanks for stopping by!

Formerly employed by The Irish Times, Ireland’s national broadcaster RTE, Today FM, Gúna Nua Theatre Company (all in Dublin) and The Moscow Times.


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