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Daniel Kehlmann

How do artists chronicle, process, design and describe our fast changing world? Daniel Kehlmann discusses the political currents reshaping the US, Germany and Austria.

The highly-acclaimed novelist and playwright Daniel Kehlmann has spent the last year in the US and his native Germany, where the fast-changing currents of political and social change have inspired and shaped his writing. The fall-out from mass migration, the appeal of the far-right and the fear of terrorist attack all fuel his imagination and are reflected in his latest work. Kehlmann talks to us on a winter's day in New York about truth, paranoia and his response to a world in flux.

Producer: Julia Johnson.

14 minutes

Last on

Wed 4 Jan 2017 00:30


The New World

The New World

A series of programmes examining the major forces that are changing the world around us.