About me

Photo credit: Thomas Andenmatten

I was born in California and grew up in Bern, Switzerland, and Cambridge, Massachusetts. I have lived in Switzerland for the last 25 years, and became a Swiss citizen in 2013.

I hold B.A. and M.A.R. degrees from Yale University, and teaching qualifications in maths and physics.

I am the author of Alles ist beseelt (Kommode Press, 2021), Hexeneinmaleins (Kommode Press, 2019), Error and Loss: A License to Enchantment (Kommode Press, 2018), “O Switzerland!” (Bergli Books, 2018), and Why Do the Swiss Have Such Great Sex? Extraordinary Answers to 66 Improbable Questions about Switzerland (Bergli Books, 2018). My chapter “Paul Geheeb and Nazi Germany: Progressive Education in the Age of Fascism” was included in Historians on Leadership and Strategy: Case Studies From Antiquity to Modernity, edited by Martin Gutmann (Springer, 2020). I have also been published extensively in Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine.

My recent publications

“Paul Geheeb and Nazi Germany: Progressive Education in the Age of Fascism” in Historians on Leadership and Strategy: Case Studies From Antiquity to Modernity

Springer, 2020

Hexeneinmaleins

Kommode Press, 2019

BOOK LAUNCH AND READING

I will be reading from my new book, Alles ist Beseelt (English title: A Viable Animism) at sphères in Zurich at 8pm on 18 November 2021, as part of the “Lange Nacht der Philosophie.”

The event, which includes an open discussion, will be moderated by Olivia Röllin, the host of “Sternstunde Religion” on SRF. The event will be held in German.

I would be honoured to see some of you there! 

Tickets are free, but registration and proof of vaccination are obligatory.

Sign up here: https://eventfrog.ch/de/p/theater-buehne/lesungen/buchtaufe-ashley-curtis-alles-ist-beseelt-6838508132378334606.html

Alles ist Beseelt was published in its German translation by Sabine Wolf in September 2021. Order the German edition from the Kommode Press here for shipping within Switzerland. Order here for shipping within the UK, and here for shipping within the US.

Publication of the English original by the Kommode Press is scheduled for spring 2022.

BUCHTAUFE

Ich werde am 18 November um 20.00 Uhr bei sphères in Zurich aus meinem neuen Buch, «Alles ist Beseelt» vorlesen. Eine Diskussion wird von Olivia Röllin, Moderatorin der Sternstunde Religion des SRF, geführt.

Ich würde mich freuen, einige von euch dort zu sehen!

Eintritt frei, Anmeldung und gültiges COVID-Zertifikat sind obligatorisch.

Zur Anmeldung: https://eventfrog.ch/de/p/theater-buehne/lesungen/buchtaufe-ashley-curtis-alles-ist-beseelt-6838508132378334606.html

Das Buch kann, in seiner Übersetzung aus dem Englischen von Sabine Wolf, für Versand innerhalb der Schweiz hier vom Kommode Verlag bestellt werden, und für Versand ausserhalb der Schweiz hier von Amazon bestellt werden.

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