About the Author

Max Hertzberg is currently spending time in Berlin doing research and working on his next novels (a Brexit related dystopian series, working title: Akrasia).


Max’s current project is the East Berlin Series of proto-utopian fiction set in a GDR that didn’t disappear in 1990:

He has also co-written and edited:

Before becoming a full-time author

Before becoming a full-time author Max

  • worked on Stasi and SED (East German Communist Party) files – mostly concerning opposition movements in the GDR, and security issues on the Berlin Wall;
  • was a co-operative development worker;
  • and was a social change trainer and facilitator.

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2 Replies to “About the Author”

  1. Hi Max,

    Frage: schreiben Sie auf Deutsch oder are your books in English? Macht mir an sich nichts aus, ob German or Englisch, kann beide Sprachen lesen, like you I’m a translator, editor and proofreader, aber ich lese Sachen gern in der Originalsprache.

    best wishes,


    1. Hi Amanda,

      ich schreibe auf Englisch, und Stealing the Future wurde auch auf Englisch geschrieben.

      Currently my publishers are in negotiations with some German publishers about a translation into German, but that’ll take a while 🙂


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