My new film THE AGENT will premier on ARTE on February 5th at 9:55 p.m. (GERMANY) and 10:30 p.m. (FRANCE).
The documentary is about the former nuclear spy and Stasi double agent Werner Stiller. He risked his life betraying secrets to the CIA. He then fled communist East Germany, changed his identity and became a millionaire stockbroker at Goldman Sachs.
My new book DER VERSTRAHLTE WESTERNHELD (English working title: "A Short History of Nuclear Folly") has just been reviewed by Germany's top weekly, DIE ZEIT. The 1-page article states that it is ”meticulously researched and thrillingly told – reading this is as informative as it is spine-chillingly entertaining".
Needless to say, I'm very pleased to hear that the critic liked it. The book is currently being translated into English and will be published in the U.S., Canada and U.K. in the spring of 2013.
My new film THE AGENT / L'AGENT DOUBLE has just wrapped. It's the story of the notorious Stasi nuclear spy and double agent Werner Stiller who fled communist East Germany and became a millionaire stockbroker at Goldman Sachs.
The film was produced for ARTE and German Channel 1. Further information and transmission dates will be posted in my blog and in the films+projects section of my website (the image below was designed by Trickkiste).
My new book on bizarre mishaps and „accidents“ with nuclear technology has been reviewed favourably by the German press – check out the quotes below and the films + projects section of my website. DER VERSTRAHLTE WESTERNHELD is currently being translated; the English version will launch in April 2013 (publisher: Melville House). I did a reading at Adler & Soehne in Berlin recently, and there are two more readings already lined up for your entertainment:
13. August 2012
Berlin, Heimathafen Neukölln, @ STORY
18. Dezember 2012
Berlin, Urania, An der Urania 7
"In spite of the daunting subject, this makes compelling and, ultimately, entertaining reading"
Book of the week
TITEL, THESEN, TEMPERAMENTE
"a haunting and well phrased warning"
"Rudolph Herzogs collection of the most incredible stories reads as a tour de force through the most polluted places on the globe"
I have been kindly invited to the U.S. by the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco. Stanford's Ari Kelman will interview me on the subject of my first book, DEAD FUNNY - Humor in Hitler's Germany.
UPDATE TO THIS ENTRY (Feb 2nd): the event happened a few days ago and was well received... THX to the JCCSF, the Goethe Institute, the German Consulate, the Jewish Film Festival, the Congregation Kol Shofar and the Lehrhaus Judaica for making this happen !!!
Check out the snapshot - Ari Kelman is on the right. As the pic shows, we got on very well...