Jürgen Fauth is a writer, film critic, translator, editor, photographer, and co-founder of the literary community Fictionaut. He was born in Wiesbaden, Germany, and received his doctorate from the Center for Writers at the University of Southern Mississippi. He lives with his wife, writer Marcy Dermansky, and their daughter Nina.
Jürgen’s debut novel Kino was released in April 2012 by Atticus Books.
Jürgen holds a Ph.D. in English from the University of Southern Mississippi’s Center for Writers, where he studied with Frederick and Steven Barthelme and Mary Robison. He was a longtime associate editor for fiction at Mississippi Review Web (now Blip Magazine), and has taught English and Creative Writing at USM and Manhattan’s Laboratory Institute of Merchandising.
In 1996, Jürgen founded Der Brennende Busch, one of the first German-language literary web magazines. His short fiction has appeared in Berkeley Fiction Review, La Petite Zine, Eclectica, Vestal Review, Chiron Review, Blue Moon Review, among others.
In 2008, Carson Baker and Jürgen launched the literary startup Fictionaut, a bustling community of talented writers, editors, bloggers, and readers that doubles as self-selecting magazine. Fictionaut was featured in VenusZine and Jürgen was interviewed about the site in SmokeLong Quarterly. He also edits the Fictionaut blog.
Jürgen’s native language is German, and he has worked as translator, proof reader, voice over artist, and multilingual content manager both to and from English. He has created subtitles for the director’s commentary of Benten’s DVD release of Der Freie Wille and May Spils’ classic 1968 comedy Zur Sache Schätzchen.
Jürgen reviews movies and blogs about world and independent film for About.com. His writing on film has also appeared in Flavorpill, UGO, New York Newsday, and the Wiesbadener Kurier. He is a member of New York Film Critics Online, and you can search a list of recent reviews at RottenTomatoes.
Photography and Film
Jürgen’s photography has been featured in New York: A Photographic Album, the upcoming The Museum of Modern Art in This Century, Time Magazine, and on a number of sites, including IFC, Publishers Weekly, VH1, MTV, and the Film Society of Lincoln Center. Selected photo sets include his coverage of the New York Film Festival, the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival, New York Comic Con, and photos from the Museum of Modern Art. He also have a few short movies on YouTube and Vimeo.
Jürgen has designed, optimized, and launched over a dozen sites. My fan forum idrinkyourmilkshake.com was featured in USA Today, Variety, and Entertainment Weekly.