About the Author

Previous lives

Before becoming a full-time author of fiction in 2015, Max variously worked as:

  • a Stasi and SED (East German Communist Party) files archivist – mostly evaluating and processing records of the opposition movements in the GDR as well as security issues on the Berlin Wall;
  • a co-operative development worker;
  • and a book seller.


Work In Progress

  • Max is currently working on several climate fiction ideas, trying to decide which to prioritise.
  • Meanwhile, he’s also expanding the Cold War Lieutenant Reim series of spy and crime fiction,  which starts in 1983. The novels are narrated by our eponymous anti-hero, a junior officer in the Stasi.

Previous Work

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