• MORGAN JERKINS
    • MORGAN JERKINS
    • JOSH WEIL
    • SASHA PIMENTEL
    • RAJESH PARAMESWARAN
    • DANIEL PEÑA
    • TOM DRURY
    • PAUL LA FARGE
    • JUSTIN TORRES

    MORGAN JERKINS GUEST PROFESSOR 2019/20

    OUR CURRENT GUEST PROFESSOR

    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, ...

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  • JOSH WEIL
    • MORGAN JERKINS
    • JOSH WEIL
    • SASHA PIMENTEL
    • RAJESH PARAMESWARAN
    • DANIEL PEÑA
    • TOM DRURY
    • PAUL LA FARGE
    • JUSTIN TORRES

    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. ...

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  • SASHA PIMENTEL
    • MORGAN JERKINS
    • JOSH WEIL
    • SASHA PIMENTEL
    • RAJESH PARAMESWARAN
    • DANIEL PEÑA
    • TOM DRURY
    • PAUL LA FARGE
    • JUSTIN TORRES

    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)...

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  • RAJESH PARAMESWARAN
    • MORGAN JERKINS
    • JOSH WEIL
    • SASHA PIMENTEL
    • RAJESH PARAMESWARAN
    • DANIEL PEÑA
    • TOM DRURY
    • PAUL LA FARGE
    • JUSTIN TORRES

    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.

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  • DANIEL PEÑA
    • MORGAN JERKINS
    • JOSH WEIL
    • SASHA PIMENTEL
    • RAJESH PARAMESWARAN
    • DANIEL PEÑA
    • TOM DRURY
    • PAUL LA FARGE
    • JUSTIN TORRES

    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.

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  • TOM DRURY
    • MORGAN JERKINS
    • JOSH WEIL
    • SASHA PIMENTEL
    • RAJESH PARAMESWARAN
    • DANIEL PEÑA
    • TOM DRURY
    • PAUL LA FARGE
    • JUSTIN TORRES

    TOM DRURY
    GUEST PROFESSOR 2017

    CURRENT GUEST PROFESSOR

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

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  • PAUL LA FARGE
    • MORGAN JERKINS
    • JOSH WEIL
    • SASHA PIMENTEL
    • RAJESH PARAMESWARAN
    • DANIEL PEÑA
    • TOM DRURY
    • PAUL LA FARGE
    • JUSTIN TORRES

    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.

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  • JUSTIN TORRES
    • MORGAN JERKINS
    • JOSH WEIL
    • SASHA PIMENTEL
    • RAJESH PARAMESWARAN
    • DANIEL PEÑA
    • TOM DRURY
    • PAUL LA FARGE
    • JUSTIN TORRES

    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.

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    • MORGAN JERKINS
    • JOSH WEIL
    • SASHA PIMENTEL
    • RAJESH PARAMESWARAN
    • DANIEL PEÑA
    • TOM DRURY
    • PAUL LA FARGE
    • JUSTIN TORRES
    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.

    GUEST PROFESSOR ARCHIVE

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    • MORGAN JERKINS

    MORGAN JERKINS
    GUEST PROFESSOR 2019/20

    OUR CURRENT GUEST PROFESSOR

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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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"Many of the questions we discussed were ones we had never thought about before for example the question of what our own “fundamental truth” is."
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The guiding principles underlying the Picador Guest Professorship for Literature are Democracy‚ Diversity and Creativity. The magnificent cultural diversity that the invited authors from the USA, Great Britain and Canada bring to Leipzig will provide these guiding principles with committed ambassadors.

 

OUR GUEST PROFESSORS

MORGAN JERKINS

MORGAN JERKINS

DON MEE CHOI

DON MEE CHOI

JOSH WEIL

JOSH WEIL

SASHA PIMENTEL

SASHA PIMENTEL

RAJESH PARAMESWARAN

RAJESH PARAMESWARAN

DANIEL PEÑA

DANIEL PEÑA

TOM DRURY

TOM DRURY

PAUL LA FARGE

PAUL LA FARGE

JUSTIN TORRES

JUSTIN TORRES

LINH DINH

LINH DINH

LAUREN K. ALLEYNE

LAUREN K. ALLEYNE

MICHAEL LOWENTHAL

MICHAEL LOWENTHAL

GUILLERMO VERDECCHIA

GUILLERMO VERDECCHIA

JENNINE CAPÓ CRUCET

JENNINE CAPÓ CRUCET

CALVIN BAKER

CALVIN BAKER

ALEXANDER CHEE

ALEXANDER CHEE

FIONA MAAZEL

FIONA MAAZEL

POROCHISTA KHAKPOUR

POROCHISTA KHAKPOUR

SHANNON CAIN

SHANNON CAIN

NATHALIE HANDAL

NATHALIE HANDAL

CHRISTIAN HAWKEY

CHRISTIAN HAWKEY

OLEN STEINHAUER

OLEN STEINHAUER

CATHERINE CHUNG

CATHERINE CHUNG

NANCY KRESS

NANCY KRESS

CHUCK KLOSTERMAN

CHUCK KLOSTERMAN

JOHN HASKELL

JOHN HASKELL

JAMES HOPKIN

JAMES HOPKIN

TRISTAN HUGHES

TRISTAN HUGHES

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