Atticus Books assembled a “hyperloaded” excerpt from Kino by linking up all the historical references to material from the Tulpendiebe tumblr — for a couple of paragraphs, you can now enjoy the book as an enhanced multimedia piece.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 [...]
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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
At Necessary Fiction, Michelle Bailat-Jones writes: Kino is a messy, wonderful, loopy romp of a novel. Written in an easy style conducive to breakneck reading and filled with cinematographic trivia, falsified histories, real histories, political criticism, romance, car chases, airport bomb threats, copious amounts of narcotic substances and a 92-year-old foul-mouthed ex-starlet. And that covers just about [...]