Max Barry is the author of the novels Syrup (an LA Times Best Book of the Year), Jennifer Government (a New York Times Notable Book), and Company (a New York Times bestseller), and the web serial Machine Man.
He is also creator of the online political game NationStates, which has been played by over two million people.
His next novel, Lexicon, will be published in 2013.
He is 39 and lives in Melbourne with his wife and two daughters.
Emerging Writers' Festival Program Launch
Mel Campbell, Lisa Dempster, Oslo Davis, Max Barry, Ben Birchall