For JMWW, “a quarterly journal of writing publishing the best in fiction, poetry, flash, nonfiction, and art (or a close approximation),” Patrick Trotti reviewed Kino and interviewed Jürgen. He found Kino
…an intricately woven tale of history meets fiction, art meets politics, self-identity meets family. Fauth juggles these sharp ideas with nuance that showcase his maturity as a writer. In it, we are treated to Fauth’s wild imagination, where almost nothing is off limits, as the journals of the title character capture the chaotic time period, and some of its major players, including Joseph Goebbels, with an inventiveness that is both daring and well executed.