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The Association

Created a few months after the novelist passed away in 1998, the Alice Rivaz Association aims to promote the outreach of her work.

In 2020, the Association acquired all the rights to Alice Rivaz’ works. With around one hundred members to date, it organises events, readings, conferences, and exhibitions, all publicised on its website. To encourage research, as well as the organisation and creation of events, all the resources and documents at the Association’s disposal are made available to one and all. It promotes the novelist’s books on secondary curricula. The Association collaborates with the ‘Centre des littératures en Suisse romande’ at the University of Lausanne and with the ‘Collège pour adultes Alice-Rivaz’ (COPAD), named after the novelist when Ms Martine Brunschwig Graf presided over the Geneva cantonal government.

In 2015, the Association created the Prix Alice Rivaz triennial literary award.

Photograph by Dylan Perrenoud. Sculpture Le Tiret by Aurélien Gamboni, executed by Vincent du Bois



Marianne Dyens

Committee members

Françoise Fornerod

Sylviane Dupuis

Daniel Maggetti

Valérie Cossy

Jelena Ristic

Honorary members

Ruth Dreifuss

Martine Brunschwig Graf


Become a member

If you wish to become a member of the Association, please email your full name and address to:

and pay the CHF 30 annual fee (CHF 10 for students).


You can also support the Association's activities by donating the amount of your choice.

Bank details

Beneficiary: Association Alice Rivaz, 1200 Genève

IBAN: CH79 0900 0000 1748 6654 1

Alice Rivaz Literary Prize

Alice Rivaz Literary Prize

Launching a prize is a way of paying tribute to the author, of keeping her memory and her work alive. It also promotes the creations of contemporary authors.

Past events

Past events



Preserving her literary heritage