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 Next Picador Professor Guillermo Verdecchia 

Submitted by Dr. Florian Bast on Mon, 02/03/2014 - 16:32

American Studies Leipzig is honored to announce Guillermo Verdecchia as the holder of the Picador Guest Professorship for Literature in the summer term of 2014.

Guillermo Verdecchia is a Canadian theatre artist. He was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina and came to Canada at the age of two. He was raised in Kitchener, Ontario. Verdecchia received an undergraduate degree in theatre at Ryerson Polytechnic in Toronto, and a Master's Degree in English and Theatre Studies from the University of Guelph in Guelph, Ontario. 

Verdecchia received the 1993 Governor-General's Award for Drama for his play Fronteras Americanas. He is a four-time winner of the Floyd S. Chalmers Canadian Play Award, and a recipient of various other awards for acting as well as sundry film festival awards for Crucero/Crossroads, the short film, made with Ramiro Puerta, based on Fronteras Americanas.  He has also published Citizen Suarez a collection of short stories.

You can find out more about Professor Verdecchia on his website.

Professor Verdecchia will be teaching two classes during his term as the Picador Professor for Literature. More information on these will be provided soon.

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 Guillermo Verdecchia

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 Guillermo for such events, please contact American Studies Leipzig directly (florian.bast@uni-leipzig.de) to discuss possible arrangements.


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