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Daniel Kehlmann

Germany (b.1975)

Daniel Kehlmann has both German and Austrian citizenship. His work Die Vermessung der Welt (translated into English by Carol Brown Janeway as Measuring the World, 2006) is the biggest selling novel in the German language since Patrick Süskind's Perfume was released in 1985. Kehlmann's works, and in particular Die Vermessung der Welt, are heavily influenced by Latin American magical realism and represent a dramatic shift from the goals of the influential Group 47. He was awarded the Heimito von Doderer prize for the novel.

Genres: Literary Fiction
   Measuring the World (2006)
   Me and Kaminski (2008)
   Fame (2010)
   F (2014)
   Tyll (2020)
Novellas and Short Stories
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Daniel Kehlmann recommends
The Future Future (2023)
Adam Thirlwell
"The Future Future is Adam Thirlwell's best novel-but it's also the best novel anyone else has written anywhere for many years. Daring, funny, powerful and deeply imaginative-asking profound questions about the nature of revolution, about the rules of history and power, and about the strange times we find ourselves in."
The Dollmaker (2019)
Nina Allan
"Amazing experiments are still possible with the form of the novel! I was deeply impressed by the complexity of this elegant, beautiful and subtly scary book."

International Booker Prize Best Book nominee (2020) : Tyll

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