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Hilary Leichter

Hilary Leichter - Picador Guest Professor in the summer semester of 2022

Hilary is the author of the novel Temporary, which was shortlisted for The Center for Fiction First Novel Prize, longlisted for the PEN/Hemingway Award, and was a finalist for the NYPL Young Lions Fiction Award. Her writing has appeared in n+1, The New Yorker, Harper’s, The New York Times, Conjunctions, and has received fellowships from the New York Foundation for the Arts, Yaddo, and the Folger Shakespeare Library. Her next two novels are forthcoming from Ecco. Hilary teaches at Columbia University and lives in Brooklyn, NY.

Die Hauptsache

»Millennial Surrealism«

On September 12, Hilary Leichter read from her debut novel »Temporary« and talk with Teresa Bücker about capitalism and the impact on our lives, temporary work, feminism, power, freedom, literature, and the Picador Guest Professorship.

»Millennial Surrealism« is part of the U.S. Embassy Literature Series and was presented by the Picador Guest Professorship for Literature in cooperation with the U.S. Embassy and the English Theatre Berlin | International Performing Arts Center.
Partners of #PicadorProf are: the University of Leipzig, DAAD, the U.S. publisher Picador and Holtzbrinck Berlin – Inspire Together. Network partner of this event was Arche Literatur Verlag.

Hilary Leichter in conversation with Svenja Gräfen

On July 1, Hilary Leichter read from her debut novel »Temporary« and talked with Svenja Gräfen about writing, books, Leipzig and the Picador Guest Professorship, work and much more at the Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst in Leipzig.

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