The World Literature Weekend is a celebration of foreign literature involving both writer and translator. This year’s theme is history and its traces in the present – the scars left in lands and people. Participants, who have all engaged deeply with the force of history and memory, include bestselling novelists Javier Cercas, Cees Nooteboom, Manuel Rivas and Austrian writer Daniel Kehlmann.
Daniel Kehlmann is best known for his novel Die Vermessung der Welt (2005) which was one of the biggest selling German-lanugage novels and was awarded the Heimito von Doderer prize.
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