Writer and essayist
How literature reflects the world
Prose, drama, cinema – these art forms are not just different ways of narrating. Each of them signifies a fundamentally different perspective on the reality that surrounds us and a way of relating to it. The world of drama is different from that of a novel: translating a novel into a film, for example, implies a new approach to the plot and the characters. As someone who has written plays, novels and films, Daniel Kehlmann speaks about the principles of literary art forms, but also about his personal experience working on and with them.
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Daniel Kehlmann, born in 1975, followed his studies of philosophy and German at the University of Vienna by publishing novels including ‘Beerholms Vorstellung’ (‘Beerholm’s Imagination’, 1997), ‘Me and Kaminski’ (2008), ‘Measuring the World’ (2006) and, most recently, ‘Tyll’ (2020). Kehlmann has been awarded numerous prizes, including the Frank Schirrmacher Prize in 2018. He has held posts lecturing on poetry in Mainz, Wiesbaden and Göttingen, and is currently teaching at New York University.