New Picador Professor Olen Steinhauer

American Studies Leipzig looks forward to welcoming the Fall 2009/10 Picador Guest Professor for Literature Olen Steinhauer.

Steinhauer is the author of seven novels, among them the The Tourist (shortlisted for the Ian Fleming Steel Dagger Award and praised as one of the best spy novels by Stephen King) and The Bridge of Sighs (shortlisted, among others, for The Edgar Award and The Historical Dagger Award), as well as numerous short stories.

Steinhauer will stay in Leipzig from October 2009 to February 2010 to teach two courses at Leipzig’s American Studies Institute, to contribute to the city’s cultural life, and to work on his next projects.

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Courses by Olen Steinhauer

During the Fall Term, Olen Steinhauer will teach two courses in the American Studies Institute. One literary studies course on Crime Fiction called The Spy Novel and one creative writing course called The Collaborative Novel.

The courses are open to all students eligible to take American Studies Magister courses. They are also open to all Master students in the American Studies Leipzig Master program, as well as to students in the American Studies BA program if they are eligible for the LC-III level. Of course, we also welcome students from other institutes to apply for a seat in these courses.

Please pre-register trough lehrbox (following the links above). If you have questions about these courses, please contact Sebastian M. Herrmann through email.

Meet Olen Steinhauer

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 Olen Steinhauer for such events, please contact American Studies Leipzig directly to discuss possible arrangements.