Friday, 10 May, I visited the 35th "Solothurner Literaturtage" (Solothurn Literary Festival). As usual, the children's events called JuKiLi were top on my list. Most of all, I absolutely wanted to see the "Matchbox Boy" presentation by my writing friend Alice Gabathuler.
Her audience of 7th to 9th graders is the most difficult age group to cater for. Yet that woman emanates so much wit and energy that the audience was hanging on her every word. Needless to say that "Matchbox Boy" is