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Author Max BarryMax Barry was born March 18, 1973 in Australia. He is a contemporary author and also maintains a blog on various topics, including writing, marketing and politics. Before becoming a novelist, he worked as a marketer for Hewlett-Packard.

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'.

His screenplay for Syrup was optioned by Fortress Entertainment. Universal Pictures has acquired screen rights to Company, which will be adapted by Steve Pink. Jennifer Government was optioned by Steven Soderbergh and George Clooney's now defunct Section Eight Productions. The film rights for Machine Man has been picked up by Mandalay Pictures.

He lives in Melourne, Australia, where he writes full-time.

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Author Signed Hardcover Book 1999 NY: Viking  First edition, first printing, fine in a fine dust jacket, signed by the author.  This is a collectible book free from material defects.  Jacket covering services are available for a small fee.

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Max Barry Bibliography


  • Syrup - 1999
  • Jennifer Government - 2003
  • Company - 2006
  • Machine Man - 2011
  • Lexicon - 2013

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

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