• MORGAN JERKINS

    GUEST PROFESSOR 2019/20

    The author of This Will Be My Undoing: Living at the Intersection of Black, Female, and Feminist in (White) America, which became a New York Times bestseller, ...

  • JOSH WEIL

    GUEST PROFESSOR 2019

    Weil’s short fiction has garnered a Pushcart Prize and appeared in Granta, Esquire, Tin House and One Story, among others. ...

  • SASHA PIMENTEL

    GUEST PROFESSOR 2018/19

    Born in Manila and raised in the U.S. and Saudi Arabia, Sasha Pimentel is a Filipina poet and author of For Want of Water (Beacon Press, 2017)...

  • RAJESH PARAMESWARAN

    GUEST PROFESSOR 2018

    He was born in Chennai, India and moved to the United States as an infant. His short stories have appeared in Granta, McSweeney's, Zoetrope: All-Story and Fiction.

  • DANIEL PEÑA

    GUEST PROFESSOR 2017/18

    Daniel Peña is a Pushcart Prize winning writer and Assistant Professor in the Department of English at the University of Houston-Downtown.

  • TOM DRURY

    GUEST PROFESSOR 2017

    He received a BA from the University of Iowa and an MA from Brown University in English/Creative Writing.

  • PAUL LA FARGE

    GUEST PROFESSOR 2016/17

    He is the author of the novels The Artist of the Missing (1999) and Haussmann, or the Distinction (2001), for which he received the annual Bard Fiction Prize.

  • JUSTIN TORRES

    GUEST PROFESSOR 2016

    His first novel «We the Animals», a national best seller, has been translated into fifteen languages and is currently being adapted into a feature film.

  • The democracy of language and literature is a key note of the Picador Guest Professorship. This vivid mediation of literature will contribute to distinguish the subject according to international standards and place it among the leading programmes for the promotion of Anglo-American Studies in Germany.


October 26, 7:30 p.m.


MEET&READ

in Leipzig

Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst Leipzig, Auditorium

"This Will Be My Undoing"

Reading and discussion with Morgan Jerkins and Senthuran Varatharajah

November 11, 20 p.m.


MEET&READ

in Berlin

Heimathafen Neukölln

"BLACK FEMINISM"

Reading and discussion with Morgan Jerkins, Alice Hasters and Teresa Bücker

MORGAN JERKINS

GUEST PROFESSOR 2019/20

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OPENNESS AS A PROGRAM

In 2006, Leipzig University, in co-operation with the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and the Veranstaltungsforum of the Holtzbrinck Publishing Group, initiated the Picador Guest Professorship for Literature at the University of Leipzig aiming at conveying and critically reflecting on Anglo-American Literature. Public events are also offered in addition to the authors’ teaching activities as Picador Guest Professors. This takes place in collaboration with the creative arts and culture community of Leipzig.

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