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 Next Picador Professor Alexander Chee 

201212Aug
Submitted by Dr. Florian Bast on Sun, 08/12/2012 - 14:02

 

 

American Studies Leipzig is honored to announce Alexander Chee as the holder of the Picador Guest Professorship for Literature in the winter term of 2012/2013.

Alexander Chee was born in Rhode Island, and raised in South Korea, Guam and Maine. He is a recipient of the 2003 Whiting Writers’ Award, a 2004 NEA Fellowship in Fiction and residency fellowships from the MacDowell Colony , the VCCA, Ledig House, the Hermitage and Civitella Ranieri . His first novel, Edinburgh (Picador, 2002), is a winner of the Michener Copernicus Prize, the AAWW Lit Award and the Lambda Editor’s Choice Prize, and was a Publisher’s Weekly Best Book of the Year and a Booksense 76 selection. In 2003, Out Magazine honored him as one of their 100 Most Influential People of the Year. His essays and stories have appeared in Granta.com, Out,The Man I Might Become, Loss Within Loss, Men On Men 2000, His 3 and Boys Like Us. He has taught fiction and nonfiction writing at the New School University, Wesleyan, Amherst College, and in spring 2011 will teach in the Fiction program at the Iowa Writers' Workshop. He lives in New York City and blogs at Koreanish

His second novel, The Queen of the Night, is forthcoming from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

For more information please refer to his own website.

Professor Chee will be teaching two classes during his term as the Picador Professor for Literature. You can check them out here.

The Picador Professorship for Literature at the University of Leipzig is unique in Germany. Located at the University's American Studies Program, it is based on a partnership between the Veranstaltungsforum der Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck, the DAAD, and the University of Leipzig. For more information on the Picador Professorship for Literature, please refer to

 

Meet Alexander Chee

American Studies Leipzig is very much interested in organizing Picador Professorship Events (readings, round tables, panel discussions, etc.) with local, regional, and national partners. If you are interested in inviting Alexander for such events, please contact American Studies Leipzig directly (florian.bast@uni-leipzig.de) to discuss possible arrangements.

 

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