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August 1, 2022

U.S. Embassy Literature Series 2022

TeresaBücker, HilaryLeichter.


in cooperation with the Picador Guest Professorship for Literature and the English Theatre Berlin | International Performing Arts Center

Hilary Leichter will read from her debut novel “Temporary” and talk with Teresa Bücker about capitalism and the impact on our lives, temporary work, feminism, power, freedom, literature, and the Picador Guest Professorship (conversation in English).

Monday, September 12, 2022; 20:00 – English Theatre Berlin, Fidicinstr. 40, 10965 Berlin

Tickets: 8,- / school groups free if they register with USEmbassyCultureRSVP@state.gov by September 7, 2022 Book tickets: 030 – 691 12 11; by e-mail at tickets@etberlin.de

Hilary Leichter is the current Picador Guest Professor for Literature at the University of Leipzig. She is the author of the novel “Temporary”, which was shortlisted for The Center for Fiction First Novel Prize, longlisted for the PEN/Hemingway Award, and was a finalist for the NYPL Young Lions Fiction Award. “Temporary” casts a hilarious and tender eye toward the struggle for happiness under late capitalism. The German translation “Die Hauptsache” was published by Arche Verlag in 2021. Her next novel “Terrace Story” will be published by Ecco in Summer 2023.

Teresa Bücker works as a freelance journalist, moderator and consultant. At conferences, in magazines, on television and in workshops, she regularly discusses the changing world of work (new work, organizational culture, leadership, diversity & inclusion), justice, power, sexual empowerment and digital strategies for journalism. Her first nonfiction book “Alle_Zeit. Eine Frage von Macht und Freiheit” will be published by Ullstein Verlag in October 2022.

Partners of #PicadorProf: the University of Leipzig, DAAD, the U.S. publisher Picador and Holtzbrinck Berlin – Inspire Together. Network partner of this event is Arche Literatur Verlag.