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. [...]
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 [...]
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.
Atticus Books assembled a “hyperloaded” excerpt from Kino by linking up all the historical references to material from the Tulpendiebe tumblr — for a couple of paragraphs, you can now enjoy the book as an enhanced multimedia piece.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 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 [...]
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 [...]
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, [...]
A few photos from Berlin, where I read with Marcy Dermansky and Jessica Francis Kane at St. Gaudy Cafe and Shakespeare & Sons Bookstore. I also toured a few Kino locations. The complete photo set is on flickr.