Who was Maja Beutler? Wiki, Bio, Death


Maja Beutler was born and raised in Bern on December 8, 1936, under the name Maja Maroni. She worked as a home interpreter for a company in the food industry, then as a conference organizer at UNESCO in Rome, after attending interpreting school in Zurich and studying in France, England, and Italy.

Due to a family necessity, she returned to Bern in 1960 to handle her father’s printing firm. Urs Beutler, a childhood friend she had lost track of, was waiting for her in Bern. They married in 1961 and have three children.

When the children were between the ages of 9 and 13, she wrote her first book, “Flissingen Fehler auf der Landkarte.” Critics were immediately won over by this collection of clever small sentences.

Maja Beutler received four Bernese Book Prizes, a Schiller Prize, and a Welti Prize, among other honors.


She was 85 years old.


The Bund and the Berner Zeitung reported his death on Wednesday, citing family sources. “Ich lebe schon lange heute” (I have lived for a long time today) was Maja Beutler’s most recent book, published in 2013. She takes a look back at her work over the past 40 years.

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