Kino has been selected by Design Observer as one of the winners of their annual Fifty Books / Fifty Covers awards, organized by Design Observer in association with AIGA and Designers & Books. Kino’s cover was designed by Jamie Keenan. Here’s the L.A. Times on 50 books/50 covers.
Posted by Jürgen on June 27, 2013
Just in time for its one-year anniversary, Anna March reviewed Kino for The Rumpus:
For that whole year, I’ve been watching Kino on the hectic movie screen in my mind. I imagine it will always flicker there, for this exquisitely constructed novel endures… Read it.
Read Anna’s review.
Posted by Jürgen on May 6, 2013
Jürgen shared his ten favorite iPad apps for writers in the Huffington Post, including Evernote, GoodReader, and StoryCubes.
To save you untold hours of procrastination, here’s my current setup of ten apps for writing, drafting, outlining, editing, and generating story ideas, divided into five essentials and five remarkable aids for inspiration and creativity.
Read the article.
Posted by Jürgen on May 2, 2013
We couldn’t be more excited: Berlin publisher Horlemann is going to release the German edition of Kino in the Spring of 2014. Jürgen will translate the book into his native language himself.
Posted by Jürgen on April 26, 2013
MJedit, Jürgen and Marcy Dermansky’s developmental editing services for writers, just launched its Facebook page. Like it for regular updates related to all things writing and editing. Of course we also have a twitter feed, @mjedit.
Posted by Jürgen on April 26, 2013
The Fall 2012 issue of Los Angeles Review featured a review of Kino by Joe Ponepinto:
The pleasure of reading the work of an author who is completely immersed in the time and place of his fictional world is, unfortunately, rare. The chapters in Kino drawn from the title character’s journal are an example of writing that thrills not only by subject and characterization, but also by its sheer passion… The forays into Kino’s world of the 1920s, and the repercussions of his art eighty-plus years later, make this debut novel a winner.
You can read the entire review by downloading this pdf file.
Posted by Jürgen on February 1, 2013
As a part of the F.W. Murnau Foundation’s new series “Film trifft Buch” (Movie Meets Book), I will read from Kino, followed by a conversation with me and Andrea Wink and a screening of Helmut Käutner’s 1945 film Under the Bridges, on February 1.
The F.W. Murnau Foundation, located in Wiesbaden, preserves and restores Germany’s film heritage, and I’m thrilled to be presenting Kino in their beautiful new theater, followed by one of my favorite German films.
For details, please see the Murnau Foundation’s site, a pdf of their program, or the event’s Facebook page.
Posted by Jürgen on January 16, 2013
“The Death Bird,” an excerpt from Kino, appeared in the Fall 2012 issue of BLIP Magazine (formerly Mississippi Review), alongside authors such as George Saunders, Marcy Dermansky, Angela Ball, Meg Pokrass, and Bobbie Ann Mason.
We arrived at Ufa-Palast am Zoo in a dreamy state to see Murnau’s vampire movie. How can I describe it to someone whose eyes have been sullied by decades of trivial images dancing by on TV screens? You’ll never understand the rapture, the horror, the euphoric bliss I felt at the sheer visual surprise. With each passing moment, with every new shot on the screen, waves of pleasure rolled through me.
Read “The Death Bird.”
Posted by Jürgen on October 15, 2012