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PEN World Voices: Jeffrey Eugenides & Daniel Kehlmann in Conversation

May 4, 2008

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Referring to Jeffrey Eugenides's novel Middlesex, The New York Times Book Review said, The book's length feels like its author's arms stretching farther and farther to encompass more people, more life . . . but mostly it is a colossal act of curiosity, of imagination, and of love.? Daniel Kehlmann's Measuring the World was hailed as 'ravishing' by the German paper Der Spiegel. Both authors books were runaway international best sellers and today they come together, admirers of each others work, to talk about making fiction from fact and much more.

photo of Jeffrey Eugenides by Karen Yamauchi and photo of Daniel Kehlmann by Sven Paustian

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Jeffrey Eugenides was born in Detroit, Michigan. His first novel, The Virgin Suicides, has been translated into fifteen languages and made into a feature film. His second novel, Middlesex, received the Pulitzer Prize in 2003 and was shortlisted for the National Book Critics Circle Award, France's Prix Medici, and the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. His latest book, My Mistress's Sparrow Is Dead: Great Love Stories, from Chekhov to Munro, was published in January 2008. Jeffrey Eugenides is a Professor of Creative Writing at the Center for the Creative and Performing Arts at Princeton University.
 

About Daniel Kehlmann

Daniel Kehlmann attended a Jesuit college in Vienna, traveled widely, and has won several awards for previous novels and short stories, including the 2005 Candide Award. His works have been translated into more than twenty languages, and Measuring the World became an instant best seller in several European countries. Kehlmann spent the fall of 2006 as writer-in-residence at New York University's Deutsches Haus. He lives in Vienna.

 

 

 

About Jeffrey Eugenides

Jeffrey Eugenides was born in Detroit, Michigan. His first novel, The Virgin Suicides, has been translated into fifteen languages and made into a feature film. His second novel, Middlesex, received the Pulitzer Prize in 2003 and was shortlisted for the National Book Critics Circle Award, France’s Prix Medici, and the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. His latest book, My Mistress's Sparrow Is Dead: Great Love Stories, from Chekhov to Munro, was published in January 2008. Jeffrey Eugenides is a Professor of Creative Writing at the Center for the Creative and Performing Arts at Princeton University.