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Max Barry


Australia (b.1973)

MAX BARRY is an Australian, for which he apologizes. He is the author of the cult hit Syrup, although he spelled his name "Maxx" for that novel "because it seemed like a funny joke about marketing, and I failed to realize everyone would assume I was a pretentious asshole." He was born on March 18, 1973 and lives in Melbourne, Australia, where he writes full-time, the advantage being that he can do it while wearing only boxer shorts.
 

Genres: Science Fiction
 

Awards
John W Campbell Memorial Award Best Novel nominee (2004) : Jennifer Government
John W Campbell Memorial Award Best Novel nominee (2014) : Lexicon


Max Barry recommends
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A Deadly Business (2008)
(Jack Susko Mystery, book 1)
Lenny Bartulin
"A witty, engaging romp, stuffed full of beguiling characters and bulging with wry humor. Charming, cheeky, and immensely readable."
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Several People Are Typing (2021)
Calvin Kasulke
"A brilliant, laugh-out-loud funny slice of unglued genius about the triumphs and tyranny of the online workplace. Deliciously weird and wonderfully real... a must-read for anyone who's ever suspected that the people on the other side of the screen are not all there."

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