Picador Reading with Alexander Chee

On November 14, 2012, current Picador Guest Professor Alexander Chee gave a reading at the Skala in Leipzig. About 70 people attended the event at which Professor Chee read several passages from his novel The Queen of Night (forthcoming with Houghton Mifflin Harcourt). During a Q&A moderated by MDR Figaro author and journalist Ellen Schweda, Chee spoke about the fastidious research process for his book, a historical novel set in 19th-century Paris, and answered a multide of questions from the audience about such issues as the connections between identity and writing and his personal development as a writer.