Padraig Rooney

Padraig Rooney is an award-winning Irish poet and journalist. The Gilded Chalet: Off-piste in Literary Switzerland (Nicholas Brealey, 2015) was described by Edmund White as “a superbly amusing guide to all the writers who’ve been drawn to or emerged from Switzerland.” Hugh MacDonald in The Herald praised Rooney as “astute, properly provocative and often brilliant.” The Tablet described The Gilded Chalet as “a lively and entertaining tour of literary Switzerland … informative and full of surprises, not least in the portrait of Switzerland as a hotbed of literature and revolution.” Padraig Rooney lives in Basel.