Rudolph Herzog newsletter


More good news on my book GHOSTS OF BERLIN: it has made it into Literary Hub's Best of 2019 list. I'd like to thank the jury for selecting my book for this big honor.

"Herzog’s stories are utterly atmospheric, engrossing, refreshing, and devoid of pretense; they are a cut-and-dry updated narrative of Berlin, a city continually relearning how to bear its history." - LitHub

For the full review, see:


My book GHOSTS OF BERLIN has been named a book of the month in the CHICAGO REVIEW OF BOOKS. I feel very grateful for this honour !

Meanwhile, some first reviews have come in, one of which I've linked below.

"Shrewd and provocative … The plots are thick and the twists are powerful."

"HOW TO FAKE A WAR" at Seville Fest

I'm happy to announce that my film HOW TO FAKE A WAR is in the lineup of the renowned Seville Film Festival this November!
Do join me there if you wish!
For details, follow this link:
Foto update: Rudolph Herzog at Seville FF (Q&A - image courtesy of Seville FF)

HOW TO FAKE A WAR kicks off at Edinburgh FF

HOW TO FAKE A WAR kicked off at Edinburgh on Saturday. The UK premiere was well attended and I'm very grateful that the film was selected for this prestigious event. Thank you to the audience for such a warm welcome & great questions at the Q&A, and a special thanks to the wonderful Katherine Parkinson who was there to celebrate with us. I've attached a snapshot below, courtesy of the Edinburgh FF.
From left to right: Sam Taylor (producer), myself, Ali Cook and Katherine Parkinson (actors), Tim Price (writer) and Vova Katcharava (producer)

HOW TO FAKE A WAR premiere (UK) at Edinburgh Fest

I’d like to call your attention to the upcoming UK premiere of my comedy HOW TO FAKE A WAR starring Katherine Parkinson, Jay Pharoah and Lily Newmark at the opening weekend of the Edinburgh Film Festival - 22./23. June. For those interested, pre-order a ticket here:

PenguinRandomhouse starts presales of GHOSTS OF BERLIN

PenguinRandomhouse has started presales of my book GHOSTS OF BERLIN. The publication date is set for 8 October 2019.

To pre-order and view the cover and blurb, please follow this link:

"A shimmering feat of story-telling"

U.S. print licence and film option for TRUGGESTALTEN sell

The print licence for my new book TRUGGESTALTEN has been picked up by U.S. publisher Melville House. I'm very much looking forward to the English version.

Meanwhile, award-winning MAZE PRODUCTIONS ("The Happy Prince") has optioned the series rights; development on the project has already begun.

I'm also happy to confirm that the book has been nominated for the renowned Klaus-Michael Kühne-Prize for best fiction debut.

Press & Praise for TRUGGESTALTEN

A first wave of reviews has come in for my book TRUGGESTALTEN. I've pasted in some quotes below for those who might be interested. ->Click "Read More" if they are not visible.
I also appeared in several TV shows. To catch up on these, please follow the links below. (German language only)


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