Swiss writer / 1895-1942 / childhood in Rüt, Canton Zurich / 1903-07 Argentina / 1912-16 training as a primary school teacher in Küsnacht / 1916-18 various assignments as assistant pastor / 1920-23 assistant teacher in Stadel / 1923-41 appointed as a teacher in Zurich-Oerlikon / from 1914 also active as an author / publication in 1921 of the novel Die Gärten des Königs (“The King’s Garden”) about a friend of the Huguenots during the reign of Louis XIV, 1929 the biographical novel Der halbe Mensch (“The Half-Person”) about things of God that Zollinger grappled with his whole life, 1936 a volume of poetry Sternfrühe, 1940 novel Pfannenstiel. Die Geschichte eines Bildhauers (“Pfannenstiel: The Story of a Sculptor”), dealing in part with the ban on images / On the topic of predestination: We perhaps walk the earth to carry out the thought; God’s plan flashes into memory in our purest moments.