Hilary Leichter in conversation with Svenja Gräfen
Hilary Leichter is the current Picador Guest Professor for Literature at the University of Leipzig. She is the author of the novel »Temporary«, a book which casts a hilarious and tender eye toward the struggle for happiness under late capitalism. The German translation »Die Hauptsache« was published by Arche Verlag in 2021.
Svenja Gräfen is a novelist and non-fiction writer based in Leipzig. In 2017, their debut novel »Das Rauschen in unseren Köpfen« was published by Ullstein fünf. The second novel »Freiraum« followed 2019. Most recently their first non-fiction book »Radikale Selbstfürsorge. Jetzt!« was published by Eden Books.
"I was a Picador Guest Professor in Literature in Leipzig (2010/2011). The position was very fulfilling and my creative writing students were dynamic, imaginative, and full of heart. Leipzig is wondrous."
Nathalie Handal in an interview with thebartleby.com.
Nathalie Handal is an award-winning poet, playwright, and writer. She has lived in Europe, the United States, the Caribbean, Latin America and the Arab world. In the winter semester 2010/11, Handal held the Picador Professorship at the University of Leipzig. Her latest book Life in a Country Album was published by the University of Pittsburgh Press.