Daniel Kehlmann (1975) became one of Germany’s best selling authors after his work Die Vermessung der Welt (Measuring The World) was published in 2006. With a background in philosophy, his works are steeped in magic realism and questions concerning being and time. His latest novel is Tyll, telling a version of the story of Till Eulenspiegel.
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