October 12, 2016

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NYU Washington, DC and the Goethe-Institut Washington partnered to present Daniel Kehlmann, renowned German-language author and Eberhard Berent Goethe Chair at New York University.

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Measuring the World

Daniel Kehlmann is a renowned German-language author and Eberhard Berent Goethe Chair at New York University. Born in 1975, Daniel Kehlmann is of both Austrian and German nationality. He is the author of many essays and short stories and at least five novels including Die Vermessung der Welt (2005, published in English as Measuring the World) and Ruhm (2009, published in English as Fame).

Measuring the World has been translated into more than forty languages and is the biggest selling novel in German since Patrick Süskind's Perfume. His awards include the Candide Prize, the Literature Prize of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation, the Heimito von Doderer Literature Award, the Kleist Prize, the WELT Literature Prize, and the Thomas Mann Prize. 

Mary Beth Stein

Dr. Mary Beth Stein (interlocutor) joined the Department of Romance, German, and Slavic Languages and Literatures at George Washington University in 1997. After receiving her Ph.D. from Indiana University in 1993, she taught at Haverford and Carleton Colleges. She has published articles on folklore history, Berlin and the Berlin Wall. Her current research explores the relationship between memory and literature since German reunification. Her primary teaching and research interests are in the areas of German cultural studies, folklore and literature of the 19th and 20th centuries. Supported by a prestigious Fulbright Senior Scholar grant, Professor Mary Beth Stein spent the 2000-2001 academic year in Berlin for a research project that deals with the Stasi files in East Germany and their socio-cultural ramifications. Professor Stein received GW's Bender Teaching Award in 2002.

The Constance Milstein and Family Global Academic Center has been made possible through the generous leadership and support of alumni and friends, who have facilitated the University's purchase of the global academic site.  

The NYU Washington, DC Salon Series: Conversations with Writers & Artists offers an opportunity for the NYU and Washington, DC community to meet and engage in dialogue with acclaimed writers and artists as they reflect on their craft. This program provides facilitated conversations that aim to illuminate the guests’ creative processes, discuss their current works, and explain the impact of their work on the world around us.