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Current Picador Professor Megan Giddings's public reading took place on November 7 at the Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst. The public reading has attracted a large crowd. Giddings read from her second novel The Women Could Fly, published by Amistad in 2022, and discussed her work with Giuliana Kiersz. As always, the audience also had the opportunity to ask questions, with the evening seeing Giddings giving answers about almost everything from writer’s block to current political events.


The Picador Professorship for Literature at the University of Leipzig is unique in Germany. Located at the University’s American Studies Program since the early 2000s, it is based on a public-partnership between Holtzbrinck Berlin - Inspire Together, the DAAD, and the University of Leipzig. For more information on the Picador Professorship for Literature, please refer to

Picador-Gastprofessur am Institut für Amerikanistik