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Dichter zu Gast – Daniel Kehlmann
Tamariz' Vorstellung

Ein Abend mit Daniel Kehlmann und dem Zauberkünstler Juan Tamariz
Ein Abend mit Daniel Kehlmann und dem Zauberkünstler Juan Tamariz


  • 02 August 2009, 21:00

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Daniel Kehlmann, Juan Tamariz


Juan Tamariz is known to experts as the best magician of our times: no grand illusions, disappearing tigers or sawed-up ladies, but small objects that take on a life of their own, miracles among the quotidian, the poetry of suspended laws of nature. In Daniel Kehlmann's debut novel Beerholms Vorstellung, Juan Tamariz is one of the idols of the young illusionist Arthur Beerholm, who strives to transcend the magical border separating tricks from miracles, just like his role model. Juan Tamariz was born in Madrid in 1942, studied physics and cinematography, is a professional magician, seminarist and author of textbooks, as well as the world champion in magic card tricks.

Daniel Kehlmann was born in Munich in 1975, the son of theater director Michael Kehlmann and actress Dagmar Mettler. In 1981, the family moved to Vienna, where he attended the Kollegium Kalksburg, a Jesuit school, and subsequently studied philosophy and German literature at the University of Vienna. In 1997, his first novel, Beerholms Vorstellung, was published. He has held literary teaching positions in Mainz,Wiesbaden and Göttingen and has won numerous awards, including the Candide Prize, the Prize of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation, the Doderer Prize, Kleist Prize, WELT Prize for Literature, the Per Olov Enquist Prize and the Thomas Mann Prize. Kehlmann’s reviews and essays have been published by numerous magazines and newspapers. His novel Ich und Kaminiski was an international success, the novel Die Vermessung der Welt, translated into forty languages so far, became one of the most successful novels in post-war Germany. Daniel Kehlmann lives in Vienna and Berlin. As “Poet in Residence”, he is the curator of this year's literature program at the Salzburg Festival and has invited different artists to present their work, their view of the world, our times and also of Austria, together with him.