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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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Design Observer’s 50 Books/50 Covers

Kino has been selected by Design Observer as one of the winners of their annual Fifty Books / Fifty Covers awards, organized by Design Observer in association with AIGA and Designers & Books. Kino’s cover was designed by Jamie Keenan. Here’s the L.A. Times on 50 books/50 covers.  

Kino Review at The Rumpus

Just in time for its one-year anniversary, Anna March reviewed Kino for The Rumpus: For that whole year, I’ve been watching Kino on the hectic movie screen in my mind. I imagine it will always flicker there, for this exquisitely constructed novel endures… Read it. Read Anna’s review.

Horlemann to Publish German Edition of Kino

We couldn’t be more excited: Berlin publisher Horlemann is going to release the German edition of Kino in the Spring of 2014. Jürgen will translate the book into his native language himself.

Kino in the LA Review

  The Fall 2012 issue of Los Angeles Review featured a review of Kino by Joe Ponepinto: The pleasure of reading the work of an author who is completely immersed in the time and place of his fictional world is, unfortunately, rare. The chapters in Kino drawn from the title character’s journal are an example of writing that thrills […]

Reading and Screening at the Murnau Foundation

As a part of the F.W. Murnau Foundation’s new series “Film trifft Buch” (Movie Meets Book), I will read from Kino, followed by a conversation with me and Andrea Wink and a screening of Helmut Käutner’s 1945 film Under the Bridges, on February 1. The F.W. Murnau Foundation, located in Wiesbaden,  preserves and restores Germany’s film heritage, and I’m thrilled […]

“The Death Bird” at BLIP Magazine

“The Death Bird,” an excerpt from Kino, appeared in the Fall 2012 issue of BLIP Magazine (formerly Mississippi Review), alongside authors such as George Saunders, Marcy Dermansky, Angela Ball, Meg Pokrass, and Bobbie Ann Mason. We arrived at Ufa-Palast am Zoo in a dreamy state to see Murnau’s vam­pire movie. How can I describe it to some­one whose eyes have […]

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 […]

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 […]

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