Paul Sutermeister's father was Otto Sutermeister; his family came from Zofingen. He attended high school in Berne and studied theology at the universities of Basel and Göttingen. He began his sermon in the Appenzell region. “His popular book ‘Der Dorfkaiser’, in which he criticized sharply the lottery and the ruthless exploitation of vulnerable people by the village magnate [...] costed him his job as a pastor in Walzenhausen and led him to the activity in the daily press.” As foreign Editor Sutermeister came to the Berner Tagblatt, “edited the Saturday supplement, Berner Heim, and concerned the coverage of concerts and clubs.” For some time he was editor-in-chief of the weekly magazine Fürs Schweizerhaus and later of the Basel published Christian entertainment magazine Fürs Heim.” “As a Writer, Sutermeister showed an insightful and intimate view of our national life, without overlooking its dark side.” Sutermeister died of pneumonia. He was married to Mathilde Fontannaz and had children.