About

Sarah Buchmann

Sarah Buchmann

I originally worked as a bookseller, librarian, documentalist (postgraduate) and as an assistant to a screenwriter. I attended further education courses including various writing workshops both locally and abroad (e.g., University of Oxford). In 2000, I won the short story competition of the lesbian magazine "die". This was followed by my own publications and readings. My German books "Abgeschlossenes" (2001), "Angefangenes" (2005) and "Ausgelassenes" (2012) make up the "Prefix Trilogy". I was also the translator of two poetry collections "Zurich observed" (2004) and "To learn to pleasure yourself" (2008) by Maxine Backus. In 2003, I initiated a German women's writing group and co-organized it until 2017. Since 2012 I have been the initiator and host of the English group Writers on Board. Since 2010, I have been working on my first novel about a mortician in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and am globally networking about death and funerals. Since 2014 I have organized and moderated several Death Café Zurich (e.g., as part of “Züricher Theater Spektakel”) and from 2015 to 2018 I was co-organizer of Zurich Writers Workshop. Since 2020, I offer my support in the event of death on the ab-leben.ch website. My main job is with the railroad, where I worked on the train, at the counter, in IT (data management) and in cyber security (communications specialist). With my "Master of Science FHGR in Business Administration with major in Information and Data Management" (2023), I am also well versed in applied artificial intelligence (a misnomer) and am setting my course anew.