Monique Laederach (May 16, 1938 – March 17, 2004) was a Swiss writer and translator.
The daughter of Jean-Rodolphe Laederach and Hilde Maeder, she was born in Les Brenets and studied music in Vienna, going on to pursue the study of literature at the University of Lausanne and the University of Neuchâtel. During this time, she also taught German. She published poems, novels, radio plays, plays for the theatre and literary criticism. Laederach also translated works by German-language writers such as Kafka, Rilke, Erika Burkart and Adolf Muschg into French.
From 1961 to 1973, she was married to the Swiss writer Jean-Pierre Monnier.
Laederach participated in literary conferences in Great Britain, Scandinavia, the United States, Canada and Mexico. She was a member of the Gruppe Olten.
A complete collection of her poems was published in 2003. She received the Prix Schiller in 1977, 1982 and 2000.
Laederach died in Peseux at the age of 65.
- L'Etain la source, poetry (1970)
- Pénélope, poetry (1971)
- La femme séparée, novel (1982)
- Trop petits pour Dieu, novel (1986)
- Les noces de Cana, novel (1996)
- Je n'ai pas dansé dans l'île, novel (2000)