Daniel Kehlmann (born 13 January 1975) 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. Hi novel Tyll, which sold more than 600.000 copies in German alone and is due to be published in the US in February 2020, is currently being adapted into a TV series by Netflix.
Daniel Kehlmann, Frankfurt Book Fair 2017
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Life and careerEdit
Kehlmann was born in Munich, the son of the television director Michael Kehlmann and the actress Dagmar Mettler. His family moved to his father's hometown Vienna at the age of six. Kehlmann is partially of Jewish ancestry and currently lives in New York City and Berlin.
Awards and honorsEdit
- 2006 Kleist Prize
- 2007 WELT Literaturpreis
- 2007 Grand Prix du livre des dirigeants
- 2008 Thomas-Mann-Preis
- 2008 PO Enquist Pris
- 2010 Prix Cévennes du roman européen
- 2012 Nestroy Theatre Prize, Best play – Authors prize for Geister in Princeton
- 2018 Friedrich-Hölderlin-Preis
- 2018 Frank-Schirrmacher-Preis
- 2019 Anton Wildgans Prize
- 2019 Schubart Literaturpreis
- Beerholms Vorstellung. Deuticke Verlag 1997
- Mahlers Zeit. Suhrkamp Verlag 1999
- Ich und Kaminski. Suhrkamp 2003
- Die Vermessung der Welt. Rowohlt Verlag 2005
- Ruhm. Rowohlt 2009
- F. Rowohlt 2013
- Tyll. Rowohlt 2017
- Wo ist Carlos Montúfar?. Rowohlt 2005
- Diese sehr ernsten Scherze. Poetikvorlesungen. Wallstein Verlag 2007
- Kommt, Geister. Frankfurter Poetikvorlesungen. Rowohlt 2015
Collected writings and short storiesEdit
- Unter der Sonne. Deuticke 1998
- Der fernste Ort. Suhrkamp 2001
- Requiem für einen Hund. Matthes & Seitz 2008
- Leo Richters Porträt. Rowohlt 2009
- Lob: Über Literatur. Rowohlt 2010
- Du hättest gehen sollen. Rowohlt 2016
- Geister in Princeton (2011)
- Der Mentor (2012)
- Heilig Abend (2017)
- Die Reise der Verlorenen (2018)
Books available in EnglishEdit
- Measuring the World. A Novel. Translated by Carol Brown Janeway. Pantheon 2006
- Me and Kaminski. A Novel. Translated by Carol Brown Janeway. Pantheon 2008
- Fame. A Novel in Nine Stories. Translated by Carol Brown Janeway. Pantheon 2010
- F. A Novel. Translated by Carol Brown Janeway. Pantheon 2014
- You Should Have Left. A Novel. Translated by Ross Benjamin. Pantheon 2016
- Christmas Eve. A Play. Translated by Christopher Hampton. Faber and Faber 2017
- The Mentor. A Play. Translated by Christopher Hampton. Faber and Faber 2017
- Interview with Kehlmann in the Tagesspiegel.
- Hoffman, Jascha. "DATA; COMPARATIVE LITERATURE". query.nytimes.com.
- "The Mentor to transfer to the West End - WhatsOnStage". www.whatsonstage.com.
- "Niamh Cusack and Patrick Baladi to star in Christmas Eve - WhatsOnStage". www.whatsonstage.com.
- McNary, Dave; McNary, Dave (7 June 2018). "Amanda Seyfried Joins Kevin Bacon Thriller 'You Should Have Left'". Variety.
- GmbH, DWDL de. ""Dark"-Macher verfilmen Kehlmann-Roman "Tyll" als Serie". DWDL.de (in German). Retrieved 2019-10-17.
- "Tyll by Daniel Kehlmann: 9781524747466 | PenguinRandomHouse.com: Books". PenguinRandomhouse.com. Retrieved 2019-10-17.
- "Today at Frankfurter Buchmesse: Netflix's Kelly Luegenbiehl's CEO Talk". Publishing Perspectives. 2019-10-16. Retrieved 2019-10-17.
- "Contemporary Authors Online". Literature Resource Center (Subscription from EBSCO required). 2015. Retrieved 26 Mar 2019.
- Herschthal, Eric. "Waiting For The Right Holocaust Angle". jewishweek.timesofisrael.com.
- "Past Fellows 1999-2018". The New York Public Library.
- "Autor Daniel Kehlmann erhält Anton-Wildgans-Preis 2019". orf.at. 2019-04-16. Retrieved 2019-04-16.
- Official website
- Jonathan Franzen interviews Daniel Kehlmann, Salon, August 2014
- The Kraus Project: A Talk by Jonathan Franzen, Daniel Kehlmann, and Paul Reitter. October 2014
- Reading Daniel Kehlmann , by Arnon Grunberg. Words Without Borders, 6 April 2009
- "Humboldt's Gift", The Nation, 30 April 2007.
- Daniel Kehlmann Profile, Guardian, November 2014
- Q & A with Daniel Kehlmann, Financial Times, October 24, 2014