Marc Voltenauer has released his new thriller "Les protégés de Sainte Kinga", a hostage-taking that oscillates between the present and the past, Poland and Switzerland, to the heart of the salt mines of Bex.
Who is Marc Voltenauer?
Born to a Swedish mother and German father, Marc Voltenauer grew up in Versoix, next to Lake Geneva.
After studying theology at the University of Geneva, Marc Voltenauer worked for eight years as secretary general of the Christian Unions of Geneva (Unions Chrétiennes de Genève), and then opted for a post in human resources within the Cantonal Bank of Geneva, which he has occupied for eight years.
After touring the world for a year with his partner, he became deputy manager for branch operations with Sun Store pharmacies, and was then a board member of Galenica.
In 2015, he decided to go into writing. He found his inspiration in particular in the picturesque village of Gryon. His novels present Inspector Andreas Auer and his partner and journalist, Mickaël Achard.
His first two novels, "Le Dragon du Muveran", which came out in 2015, and “Qui a tué Heidi?”, published in 2017, took place mainly in the Gryon region.
In 2019, he brought out his third novel "L'Aigle de sang”, the plot of which unfolds on the Swedish island of Gotland.
In his latest venture to date, Marc has contributed to the young persons’ collection “Frissons Suisses” (Swiss Horrors) with “Taveyanne, la Porte au diable” (2019) (Auzou), which he co-wrote with his partner Benjamin Amiguet.
MARC VOLTENAUER AND GRYON
His partner is originally from Gryon. He fell in love with the region when discovering it in 2008.
LIST OF PRIZES
SPG 2016 prize at the Salon du Livre et de la Presse book fair in Geneva
The novel “Qui a tué Heidi?” received the “best French detective story” prize from Nouvelles Voix du Polar.
ESSENTIAL FACTS ABOUT HIM
“Clarity does not come from how you imagine the appearance of light, but from how you perceive darkness.” Carl Gustav Jung.