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. His books regularly become bestsellers in Germany: Tyll spent a year on the German bestseller lists, selling over 400,000 hardback copies.
Ross Benjamin is a prizewinning translator and writes literary criticism for The Times Literary Supplement, among other publications. He was a Fulbright Scholar and a Guggenheim Fellow and graduated from Vassar college. He lives in New York.