New Picador Professor Nancy Kress

American Studies Leipzig welcomes the Winter 2008/09 Picador Guest Professor for Literature Nancy Kress.

Nancy Kress is the author of numerous science fiction and fantasy novels, several short story collections and three books about writing. She has won the Nebula Award four times, as well as the Hugo Award, the John W. Campbell Memorial Award (twice) and the Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award. Her work has been translated into 15 languages. Her most recent novel Dogs (Tachyon Press, Juli 2008) fictionalizes the dangers of terrorism and biological weapons.

Nancy Kress will stay in Leipzig from October 2008 to January 2009 to teach two courses at Leipzig’s American Studies Institute, to contribute to the city’s cultural life, and to work on her next projects.

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Meet Nancy Kress

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 Verlagstruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck, the DAAD, and the University of Leipzig.

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 Nancy Kress for such events, please contact American Studies Leipzig directly ( to discuss possible arrangements.