Every year, the renowned site LITERARY HUB nominates its contenders for its book "Oscars". They have just put GHOSTS OF BERLIN (written by Rudolph Herzog, translated by Emma Rault and published by Melville House) on the list for "best foreign language book"!
I'm happy to confirm that my film HOW TO FAKE A WAR will be in this year's competition at the international Film Festival in Sofia.
The screening for the jury and public will take place on Saturday, 14 March, at 20:45 at Sofia's Cinema House.
For details on the screening, competition and festival, follow this link:
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."
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 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)
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 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"
-DER SPIEGEL Daily
I recently series produced the 8-part non fiction series LE FLOID VS. THE WORLD for Google originals / Youtube Red.
The project has been nominated for the Grimme Prize, Germany's most prestigious television award.
My feature HOW TO FAKE A WAR has just wrapped after shooting in Georgia and Dublin. The film stars Katherine Parkinson, Lily Newmark and Jay Pharoah.
Thanks to everyone involved for the FANTASTIC work !!
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.
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)
TRUGGESTALTEN kicks off with sold-out premiere
On Friday, my new book book premiered in the sold-out Roter Salon in Berlin's iconic Volksbühne theater. Actor Ulrich Noethen read from two chapters, followed by a Q&A. Meanwhile, first reviews have come in, including TIP and RadioEins. (“Truggestalten creates an impressive atmosphere... a clever montage, very convincingly assembled. A most successful fiction debut.” - Inforadio Berlin)
Following dates are coming up: (click "read more" to view if they are not displayed)
I was asked to speak on a 1hour BBC World Service panel on the safety of nuclear weapons. If you are interested, please follow the link to the podcast.
My first fictional book will be launched in February. The publisher, Galiani Berlin / KiWi, has kindly arranged a book premiere on 17 February at 8 p.m. in Berlin's Volksbühne (roter Salon). Actor Ulrich Noethen will be reading an excerpt.
Buy book here: http://www.kiwi-verlag.de/buch/truggestalten/978-3-86971-148-5/
I'm happy to share that I inked a deal for my first fictional book with Galiani, the Berlin division of renowned publisher Kiepenheuer & Witsch (KiWi).
The book is set to be published in Germany in spring 2017. Film rights have been retained.
Galiani works with authors such as Karen Duve, Jenny Erpenbeck and Sven Regener and has produced one of my previous works, “A Short History of Nuclear Folly”.
I have just returned from the annual "JA! Bilbao" festival on humour in art and literature. I had been invited to give a talk in the city's Sala BBK auditorium followed by a book signing. I was very favourably impressed both by the city and the quality of the event which is now closing its sixth edition. My visit was covered by El Mundo and various other media, of which I'm copying in a link below. The festival website, should you be interested, is jabilbao.com
As some of you may have noticed, I wrote a dozen or so film columns for NEWSWEEK (European edition). For those interested, I've attached some recent “peer reviews” of mine below. There are plenty more on the Newsweek web page and of course in the print issues.
Meanwhile, have a prosperous and happy summer and enjoy the read.
After a pretty satisfying award season last year with "The President" reaping the Golden Hugo at the Chicago FF, this time my latest doc (co-directed with Steve Humphries) has been nominated for a Royal Television Society award in the category best documentary. The awards ceremony will take place at the Old Vic in Bristol on Sunday, March 9th 2015. I'll be attending the event.
Yesterday, the first reviews came back for my most recent film, The Peadophile Next Door, broadcast on Channel 4 (co-director: Steve Humphries). I've copied in some of the press responses and a short synopsis below. The film also rated significantly above the benchmark, coming in at 1.7 million live views.
UPDATE: Film was discussed in UK parliament briefly today 28-11-14
"a triumph of brave and considered logic"
"a calm and sensible film"
"a groundbreaking documentary"