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Max Barry

Max Barry
Born (1973-03-18) 18 March 1973
Occupation Novelist
Genre Satire

Max Barry (born 18 March 1973) is an Australian author.[1] He also maintains a blog on various topics, including writing, marketing and politics. When he published his first novel, Syrup, he spelled his name "Maxx", but subsequently has used "Max".[2]

Barry is also the creator of NationStates, a game created to help advertise Jennifer Government, and is the owner of the website 'Tales of Corporate Oppression'. He lives in Melbourne with his wife and daughters and worked as a marketer for Hewlett-Packard before he became a novelist.

In early 2004 Barry converted his web site to a Section Eight Productions. His book, Machine Man, initially was an online serial, but has since been updated and published in 2011 by Vintage Books. The film rights have been picked up by Mandalay Pictures.[4]


  • Bibliography 1
    • Novels 1.1
    • Short stories 1.2
    • Essays 1.3
  • References 2
  • External links 3



Short stories

  • "Attack of the Supermodels" (2001)
  • "A Shade Less Perfect" (2005)
  • "Springtide" (2007)
  • "How I Met My Daughter" (2007)
  • "I Should Buy Some Cement" (2008)


  • "Succeeding In Business Through Marketing Fads" (2000)
  • "Things Critics Do That Piss Me Off" (2002)
  • "Why Copyright Is Doomed" (2002)
  • "Australia gets closer" (2014)


  1. ^ Barry, Max (Blog). ""The Bio"". Max
  2. ^ Barry, Max (2009).  
  3. ^ Lidsky, David (Issue 88, November 2004). " Fast Forward 2005". Fast Company. p.69
  4. ^ Mandalay wants to build Machine Man Variety. 4 November 2009.
  5. ^ "Max Barry - Lexicon cover art (US&UK) and synopsis unveiled". Retrieved 6 December 2013. 

External links

  • Max Barry's official site
  • gameNationStates
  • Tales of Corporate Oppression
  • Extensive interview of Max Barry, "To Finish Writing A Novel, You Need To Be Delusional"
  • NYT Review of Company
  • Max's Short Stories and Essays.
  • Max Barry at the Internet Speculative Fiction Database
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