Daniel Birnbaum, b. 1963, is heralded as one of the world’s most prominent art curators and currently director of Acute Art in London. He has previously managed both museums and art schools in Germany and Italy and he curated the Venice Biennale. Daniel is a contributing editor to <i>Artforum</i> in New York and contributes regularly to numerous British and American art magazines including <i>Frieze</i>. <i>ArtReview</i> (London) has regularly listed him among the hundred most influential people in the art world, and the year he curated the Venice Biennale he was listed as number 4 in the world. <i>DR. B.</i> is his first work of fiction, and it tells the story of his grandfather Immanuel Birnbaum.