Author(s): Daniel Kehlmann
The Friedland brothers have nothing in common.
Martin is a priest with no faith.
Ivan is an artist with no integrity.
Eric is a financier - now, with no money.
Each, in their own way, a fake.
Each about to step into the abyss.
Short-listed for the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize 2015.
Daniel Kehlmann was born in Munich in 1975 and lives in Vienna, Berlin and New York. His works include Measuring the World, Me & Kaminski and Fame, and have won numerous prizes, including the Candide Prize, the Literature Prize of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation, the Doderer Prize, The Kleist Prize, the WELT Literature Prize, and the Thomas Mann Prize. Measuring the World was translated into more than 40 languages and is one of the biggest successes in post-war German literature.