Gabrielle Alioth was born in 1955 in Basel, Switzerland, and emigrated to Ireland in 1984. Her novels are Der Narr ([The Fool], Zurich, Nagel & Kimche, 1990); Wie ein kostbarer Stein ([Like a Precious Stone)Nagel & Kimche, 1994); Die Arche der Frauen ([Women's Arch] Nagel & Kimche, 1996); and Die stumme Reiterin ([The Silent Rider]Nagel & Kimche, 1998).
Der Narr received the Hamburg literary award for best first novel and was also broadcast as a radio play. She was a member of the Irish delegation at the Frankfurt Book Fair in 1996 and member of the Swiss delegation in 1998. She lives in Co Louth.
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