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We cordially invite you to our next Picador-Reading, "The Women Could Fly," on Tuesday, November 7, 2023 at 7pm at Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst (Karl-Tauchnitz-Straße 9-11, 04107 Leipzig). 

Current Picador Professor Megan Giddings will read from her own writing and be in conversation with Giuliana Kiersz about marginalized identities in fiction, speculative worlds, and narrative time. The reading is open to the public and free (event takes place in English).

Megan Giddings is an assistant professor at the University of Minnesota. Her novel, Lakewood, was published by Amistad in 2020. It was one of New York Magazine’s 10 best books of 2020, one of NPR’s best books of 2020, a Michigan Notable book for 2021, was a nominee for two NAACP Image Awards, and a finalist for a 2020 LA Times Book Prize in The Ray Bradbury Prize for Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Speculative Fiction category. Her second novel, The Women Could Fly (Amistad 2022), was named one of The Washington Post’s Best Science Fiction and Fantasy novels of 2022, one of Vulture’s Best Fantasy books of 2022, and was a New York Times Editors’ Choice. Her work has received support from the Barbara Deming Foundation and Hedgebrook.

Giuliana Kiersz is a poet, playwright, and artist from Buenos Aires based in Berlin. Her work explores explores the intersections between space and language and imagines new political and social horizons. She often writes from field research and encounters, re-inventing the forms in which we talk about violence, love, and trauma.

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