26.03.2009 - Daniel Kehlmann
Daniel Kehlmann (Austria) is often referred to as the wonderchild of German literature. His debut was published at the age of 22 and since then he has written 7 novels. His novel Die vermessung der Welt [Measuring the World] was hugely successful; available in 40 languages and sold more than 1,5 million copies.
In his latest book Ruhm [ i.e. Fame] multiple stories are artfully woven in a clever game of fact and fiction, truth and illusion. In Ruhm Kehlmann describes the ways in which people lose their way, be it on purpose or by accident. Kehlmann will be interviewed in German by Joachim Umlauf, director of the Goethe Institute.