Max was born March 18, 1973, and lives in Melbourne, Australia. He says he pretended to sell high-end computer systems for Hewlett-Packard while secretly writing his first novel, Syrup. He put an extra X in his name for Syrup because he thought it was a funny joke about marketing and failed to realize everyone would assume he was a pretentious asshole. Jennifer Government, his second novel, was published without any superfluous Xs and sold much better.
Max has published one novel that could conceivably be regarded as a crime novel and it has been listed here. Look for his other books on his website.