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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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Review and Interview with Christopher Allen

Christopher Allen (Conversations with S. Teri O’Type) interviewed me for I Must Be Off! about being an expat, the speculative elements of Kino, white slavery, cyanide, and my time at Mississippi College. You can read the interview here. Christopher also reviewed Kino for the Fictionaut blog. From the review: Kino is, however, much more than an action-packed mystery page-turner. At its […]

Book: A Futurist’s Manifesto Launches

Book: A Futurist’s Manifesto, a collection of essays about the state of publishing edited by Hugh McGuire and Brian O’Leary, is available today from O’Reilly. I contributed an essay on Fictionaut to the section on “Projects from the Bleeding Edge.”  Other contributors include Jacob Lewis, Valla Vakili, Travis Alber, Aaron Miller, Kassia Krozser, and Brett Sandusky. […]

Interview at Necessary Fiction

Amber Lee interviewed me for the online literary magazine Necessary Fiction. I talked about what I learned from teaching, my experience of launching  Der Brennende Busch, one of the first German web magazines, and the power of the movies: Right after the Aurora shooting this summer, there was a flurry of articles online, mainly by film […]

Kino Featured in Wiesbaden Newspaper

Sometime last century, while I was a student, I used to contribute movie reviews to my local newspaper, the Wiesbadener Kurier. Now, they were kind enough to feature me and Kino in an article — which happened to come out on my birthday. You can read the feature online.

Hyperloaded Excerpt at Atticus Blog

Atticus Books assembled a “hyperloaded” excerpt from Kino by linking up all the historical references to material from the Tulpendiebe tumblr — for a couple of paragraphs, you can now enjoy the book as an enhanced multimedia piece. We began shooting Pirates on the day of the Reichstag fire: I was so busy it barely […]

KINO Reviews at decomP and Small Press Reviews

Kino received two kind new notices, from Marc Schuster at Small Press Reviews and Spencer Drew at decomP magazine. To wit: In Kino, his spectacular debut novel, Jurgen Fauth offers a thrillingly intelligent examination of the artist’s potential to reshape reality.  ..it’s Fauth’s fondness for play that makes the novel such a joy to read. Part Da Vinci Code and part The Crying […]

Revision Round-Up at Necessary Fiction

At Necessary Fiction, Writer-in-Residence Matthew Salesses asked a number of writers for their tips on revision. I chimed in with a bit about what I learned from the Grateful Dead. Writing happens in layers, carefully applied, cut, reshuffled, blended, extended, and deleted, until the final product appears easy and flows well. It’s tempting to say […]

Other People with Brad Listi Podcast

Brad Listi’s Other People podcast offers “in-depth, inappropriate interviews with authors.” Brad and I had an inappropriate conversation via Skype a few weeks back, and the result is now available as Episode 82. Topics of conversation include:  Wiesbaden Germany, Mainz, Mississippi College, New Orleans, translation, Dominican Republic, spa towns, MFAs, psychotherapy, Thomas Mann, transcendental meditation, […]

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