Next Picador Professor Fiona Maazel


American Studies Leipzig is honored to announce Fiona Maazel as the holder of the Picador Guest Professorship for Literature in the summer term of 2012.

Fiona Maazel was born in Cleveland in 1975. She received a Master of Arts from William College in 1997 and a Master of Fine Arts from Bennington College in 2002.

Fiona Maazel is the author of the novel Last Last Chance. She is the winner of the Bard Prize for 2009 and a National Book Foundation “5 under 35” honoree for 2008. Her work has appeared in Bomb, Book Forum, The Common, Conjunctions, Fence, The Mississippi Review, the New York Times Book Review, Tin House, Salon, N+1, and The Yale Review. She lives in Brooklyn, NY, and just finished work on her next novel, Woke up Lonely.

For more information please refer to her own website.

Professor Maazel will be teaching two classes during her 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 Fiona Maazel

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