Daniel Kehlmann Interview: On the Moon


The Moon is really a “fake sun” according to the German literary prodigy Daniel Kehlmann: “The Moon pretends to be the sun, but it’s not, and it pretends to have its own light, but it doesn’t. Its light is stolen from the sun.” Find out more in this video.

Daniel Kehlmann (b. 1975) is a German author, who was born in Germany and raised in Austria. He has written international bestsellers such as ’Me and Kaminski’ from 2003 (’Ich und Kaminski’) and ‘Measuring the World’ from 2006 (‘Die Vermessung der Welt’) for which he was awarded the Heimito von Doderer Prize. The latter book furthermore sold around 3 million copies in Germany alone and roughly twice that worldwide, having been translated into more than 40 languages and made into a film in 2012. In 2018, he published the critically acclaimed novel ‘Tyll’, which the newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine proclaimed his best novel so far. Moreover, Kehlmann’s novels are on the school syllabus in Germany.

Daniel Kehlmann was interviewed by Marc-Christoph Wagner at the Louisiana Literature festival at the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Denmark in August 2018.

Camera: Klaus Elmer
Edited by: Kasper Bech Dyg
Produced by: Marc-Christoph Wagner and Kasper Bech Dyg
Copyright: Louisiana Channel, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, 2018

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