Literature is the art of linguistic expression and cultural commemoration. Literary works reflect the diversity of culture and language. Through literature, we discover ourselves and explore the world. Literature makes us curious and unites the past and the present. Literature is a public service.

In our literary programmes, we take a look at the current literature market and provide a platform for works by Swiss authors. Shows such as “BuchZeichen”, “La puce à l’oreille” and “Geronimo Letteratura” offer an insight into old and new publications and encourage people to read. After all, the Swiss literary scene is very active and that is also stimulating the Swiss book market.

We promote Swiss literature

Since 2007, we have been supporting the Solothurn Literary Days and the Geneva Book and Press Fair as part of a media partnership. RTS has been awarding the «Prix des Auditeurs» prize at the Geneva event since the mid-1980s and has presented the “Prix RTS Littérature Ados” – the only accolade for young adult literature in French – for the fourth time now.