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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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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Atticus Books assembled a “hyperloaded” excerpt from Kino by linking up all the historical references to material from the Tulpendiebe tumblr — for a couple of paragraphs, you can now enjoy the book as an enhanced multimedia piece.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 […]

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, […]

Photos from Berlin Readings

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.

Berlin Readings

Marcy and I will be in Berlin next week for the following two readings in the Prenzlauer Berg neighborhood: St Gaudy Cafe “Rage Into the Night” with Marcy Dermansky and Daniela Dröscher Gaudystr. 1, Berlin 10437 June 7, 8pm   Shakespeare & Sons Bookstore with Marcy Dermansky Raumerstr. 36,  Berlin  10437 June 8, 7:30pm   We’d love […]

On the Road with Mark Leyner

After the April event at KGB Bar, Behind the Book asked me to write a guest post for their blog about reading with Mark Leyner, whose books I used to carry around in my trunk. You can read “On the Road with Mark Leyner” at the Behind the Book blog: I made a great many […]

KINO Review at So Much So Many So Few

So Much So Many So Few, a blog dedicated to the literature of World War II, reviews Kino. Snappy… The depiction of the German film industry in the 30’s, told through Kino’s diary with appearances by Fritz Lang, Emil Jannings, Marlene Dietrich and the rest of the gang, will delight any student of film history or classic […]

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