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Daniel Kehlmann

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Daniel Kehlmann

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Full Name: Daniel Kehlmann
Born: January 13, 1975
Munich, Germany
Occupation: Writer
Nationality: German


Daniel Kehlmann is a German-language novelist and playwright of both Austrian and German nationality. His novel Die Vermessung der Welt (translated into English by Carol Brown Janeway as Measuring the World, 2006) is the best-selling book in the German language since Patrick Süskind's Perfume was released in 1985. According to The New York Times, it was the world's second best-selling novel in 2006. All his subsequent novels reached the number one spot on Germany's Spiegel bestseller list and were translated into English.

He collaborated with Jonathan Franzen and Paul Reitter on Franzen's 2013 book The Kraus Project. Kehlmann's play The Mentor, translated by Christopher Hampton, opened at Theatre Royal, Bath, in April 2017 starring F. Murray Abraham and transferred to the London West End in July 2017. In October 2017, his play Christmas Eve, also translated by Christopher Hampton, premiered at the Theatre Royal. His novella You Should Have Left was adapted into a movie starring Kevin Bacon and Amanda Seyfried. His novel Tyll, which sold more than 600.000 copies in German alone and published in the US in February 2020, is currently being adapted into a TV series by Netflix.

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