RILKE: A Bio Novel
Amazon Customer Review
Every ten years, if ever, I manage to get my hands on a book that touches and seduces me as much as Farrol Kahn’s Rilke Novel. That borders on a miracle. At the latest after Ralph Freedman’s highly respected biography, which appeared in German at the beginning of 2000, I believed that everything had been said, written and researched about Rilke. Every piece of correspondence had been decoded and interpreted several times, Europe-wide. After the Rilke estate was handed over to the German Literature Archive in Marbach in 2022, the literary world again became aware of what a fascination Rilke was and still is.
So what does Farrol Kahn offer us with his extensive (800-page) novel? Read in full
Congratulate you on your impressive bio novel.Swiss National Library, Bern
Author of definitive biography – Life of a Poet:Rainer Maria Rilke. “Farrol Kahn’s superb novel… lends the subject a truly Proustian perspective… It stirs and sustains the reader’s involvement throughout… The animation of Rilke… is carried out brilliantly.”Ralph Freedman. Read in full
Farrol Kahn hat in Eischoll einen Biografischen Roman über den wohl wichtigsten Dichter für das Wallis geschrieben. Eine Arbeit, de zehn Jahre dauerte.Walliser Bote. Read in Full
“I’ve read the excerpt and I must say: absolutely brilliant!”Oskar Freysinger, Swiss writer
New Coffee Table Book
The latest project highlights a selection of beautiful cars and key people in the classic racing and car collecting world.
Read more about the new book
Road trip with Rilke Book and Challenge announced
Farrol’s new book on the places in Switzerland where Rilke visited and wrote many of his best works has been chronicled in his latest work due out in January 2024.
A unique feature of the work is the collaboration with a number of partners related to the significant settings to set a challenge to the readers to visit as many as possible and compete for an annual prize.
The book, the challenge and the background to both were recently featured in
More Coverage of Rilke Tour
Two new publications have featured the Rilke Swiss Tour Challenge, one in
and the other in Journal du Pays-D’Enhaut Read in full
Coverage of Rilke Tour
The following article was featured in the June edition of Anzeiger von Saanen
An English translation can be read here
Gstaad Insider’s Guide 2nd Edition
The author Farrol Kahn made a presentation of the new edition of the Gstaad Insider’s guide on Wednesday 27th April with a Cheese & Wine Party at the Grande Salle de Rougemont.
An Article in «Journal du Pays-D’Enhaut » (See below), gives an overview of his book, the people and places featured and background on Farrol Kahn’s various other works.
Read more about the launch event
The launch was also reported in Anzeiger Van Saanen.
Winner of photo competition in Gstaad Insider’s guide
The winner of the best picture prize for the second edition was Olivia Plancherel for her panoramic photograph of the tree line and a spectacular sky above Gstaad.