Rolf Hermann is a Swiss author and poet. He won the 2019 Literature Prize of the Canton of Bern for the short story collection Flüchtiges Heimat. He is also a member of the Poetry Group ‘Basel’ which organizes an annual lyric festival. Furthermore, he teaches creative writing at the Swiss Literature Institute in Biel. Hermann’s publications include three books of poetry: Homage to Backstroke Swimming in Chicago and Elsewhere (2007), Chronicles of a Crash-Landing (2011), and Cartography of Snow (2014).  His poems have been translated into Arabic, English, French, Lithuanian, Polish and Spanish and have been included in various literary magazines and anthologies.