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    "A fast, complex, exhilarating roadster ride through history and time.... Kino is an intoxicating Euro-brew, written with enormous skill and dedication." — Frederick Barthelme

    "Jürgen Fauth's deft mashup of genre and historical period is both a full-throttle literary thriller of ideas and a contemplative examination of film and fascism. Kino is a debut of great intellectual  force."– Teddy Wayne

    "A surprising alternative history. Kino brings the golden age of German cinema to light with loving, sometimes gritty, detail and great precision." – Neal Pollack, author of Jewball.

    "A delirious melange of conspiracy, magic, sex, history, bad behavior, and cinema, Kino is a stellar entertainment, and Jürgen Fauth is a writer of rare, sinister imagination." – Owen King, author of Reenactment

    "A light-hearted romp that leads straight into darkness and back through the shadows on the wall."– Ben Loory, author of Stories for Nighttime and Some for the Day

    "Movie nuts arise! A happy and felicitous debut."– Terese Svoboda

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An Invitation

Create original art to win a signed copy of Kino or for a chance to have your art appear in a remix e-book edition of Kino!


Dear Friends,

A few years ago, a lost silent film appeared on my doorstep in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. It turned out to be Tulpendiebe, the first film my grandfather Klaus “Kino” Koblitz directed in 1927.

As a celebration of my grandfather and his work, I started Tulpendiebe, a blog intended as a way to keep his ideals alive by collecting traces of the art, people, and events that shaped his life: the movies that inspired or outraged him, his friends and enemies, and the places that mattered to him.


However, Kino’s vision was never that of a single genius creating out of nothing. He knew that art requires inspiration, collaborators, and freedom in order to grow and breathe.

That’s why I want to invite you to participate in Tulpendiebe. I am looking for likeminded souls to help me extend my grandfather’s legacy.In the spirit of artistic freedom and collaboration, I am looking for art, fiction, music, photography, and videos that have a connection to my grandfather’s life and work.

For inspiration, you can:

Atticus Books is considering all artwork and writing for inclusion in an enhanced multimedia remix e-book edition of Jürgen Fauth’s Kino, a novel based on my grandfather’s life and work.

An Invitation

The creators of the most interesting and creative submissions received by June 5 will also be considered for free signed copies of Kino.

You may send me your work at mina.koblitz@gmail.com.

As my grandfather, Kino, might have said: “If it’s not fun, why bother?”


Mina Koblitz

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