Biographical sketches of Daniel Kehlmann's life seem an inadequate introduction to his stellar literary career. He was born in Munich on 13 January 1975 as the son of a television film director and an actress. Kehlmann and his family moved to Vienna in 1981 where he attended high school and began studying philosophy and literature at Vienna University in 1993. At the same time, he embarked on his career as a writer. His most stunning success to date, the novel Die Vermessung der Welt [Measuring the World, 2005, English translation by Carol Brown Janeway, 2006], won him international fame and has already sold more than a million copies. However, his earlier novels earned him critical acclaim, public …
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Simpson, Patricia. "Daniel Kehlmann". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 13 August 2007
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