Daniel Kehlmann

Kehlmann in 2023 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. In an ironic way, it deals with Alexander von Humboldt, one of the world's best-known naturalists of the 18th and 19th centuries, and Humboldt's relationship with the mathematician Carl Friedrich Gauss. 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'' (2016) was adapted into a movie starring Kevin Bacon and Amanda Seyfried. Kehlmann's highly praised novel ''Tyll'' (2017), which sold more than 600,000 copies in German alone and was published in the US in February 2020, is currently being adapted into a TV series for Netflix by the makers of ''Dark''. The novel was shortlisted for the 2020 International Booker Prize. Kehlmann's play ''Die Reise der Verlorenen'' was adapted for BBC radio by Tom Stoppard under the title ''The Voyage of the St. Louis''. Provided by Wikipedia
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