In the Summer Term of 2023, the Picador Chair for Literature will be held by Salvador Plascencia.
Salvador Plascencia was born in Guadalajara, Mexico, and grew up on the outskirts of Los Angeles. He is the author of the cult favorite The People of Paper, named best book of the year by the San Francisco Chronicle, Los Angeles Times, and Financial Times. The People of Paper has been translated into a dozen languages and widely anthologized and adopted in Chicanista, postmodern, and design courses. His writing has appeared in McSweeney's, Lucky Peach, Tin House, and the Los Angeles Times. He teaches fiction writing at Harvey Mudd College.
At American Studies Leipzig, Salvador Plascencia will teach two courses, a seminar on 'we narratives' and an introduction to ficition writing.