Events at the Shop
Daniel Kehlmann and Benjamin Markovits - World Literature Weekend 2011
Sunday 19 June 2011
Part wunderkind and part enfant terrible, Kehlmann completed his first novel while still a student, and rose to worldwide fame in 2005 with the publication of Measuring the World, a historical novel based on the lives of the explorer and naturalist Alexander von Humboldt and the scientist Carl Gauss. His latest book is Fame: A Novel in Nine Episodes, a sequence of stories investigating the transience of identity in our technologised present. Benjamin Markovits grew up in Texas, London and Berlin. His novels include The Syme Papers, Imposture and A Quiet Adjustment – the last two part of a projected trilogy inspired by the life of Lord Byron.
In Conversation – part I
In Conversation – part II
Readings and Further Discussion
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