Book Presentation

TEMPORARY: Hilary Leichter Reads from Her Novel

Event Information

  • Tuesday, June 28, 2022
  • 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
  • Adam-Kuckhoff-Straße 35, SR 1 (Glaskasten)
  • 06108 Halle (Saale)

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TEMPORARY: Hilary Leichter Reads from Her Novel

Hilary Leichter (photo by Sylvie Rosokoff) is the author of the novel Temporary, which was a finalist for The Center for Fiction First Novel Prize and the NYPL Young Lions Fiction Prize, and was longlisted for the PEN/Hemingway Award. Temporary was a NYTimes Editors’ Choice and named a best book of 2020 by NPR, Elle, Vulture, and Publishers Weekly.

Hilary’s writing has appeared in The New Yorker, Harper’s, The New York Times, Conjunctions, and Selected Shorts, and her short fiction has received a distinguished citation from Best American Short Stories. Her work in Harper’s Magazine won the 2021 ASME Award in Fiction.

She has been awarded fellowships from Yaddo, the Folger Shakespeare Library, and the New York Foundation for the Arts, and will serve as the Summer 2022 Picador Guest Professor for Literature at Leipzig University.

Hilary teaches at Columbia University and lives in Brooklyn, NY. Her next two novels are forthcoming from Ecco.


On June 28, 2022 at 6.30 pm

Hilary Leichter will read from her debut novel TEMPORARY (2020), which the critic Parul Sehgal from The New York Times describes as follows:

“In this brisk, wildly imaginative first novel by Hilary Leichter, the unnamed protagonist is a temp worker who trudges between 23 jobs that tip into the surreal.”



Everyone interested is welcome to attend!