|Born||October 24, 1976|
Adam Maxwell (born October 24, 1976) is an English writer. He has a degree in English Studies and a Masters degree in Creative Writing.
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Adam Maxwell's subject matter tends towards the surreal or at the very least weird. His work is often peppered with references to popular culture and he tends towards finding humor in strange places. Maxwell adopts a relatively minimalist approach to writing which is often echoed in the length of his stories. His longer works tend to use this brevity to drive the story forward with a frenetic pace. His writing style is hard to pinpoint and as a result has been published in a plethora of publications and genres including fiction, semi-fiction, non-fiction and working with illustrators on children’s stories to name but a few. Several of his works (especially the Defective Detective series) use the titles and to a degree the content of Agatha Christies novels as a starting source. He has been published widely in both print and online including in Dave Eggers’ McSweeney's and his writing has been described in the press as a ‘Chandler-esque hard-boiled cocktail, stirred with equal parts humour, mystery, gut-wrenching realism, and trademark minimalism’, ‘weird, wonderful, twisted and witty’ and even ‘almost Fawlty Towers’ which is, unsurprisingly, one of his favourites.
- Dial M For Monkey (stories) (2006)
- The Night Before The Christmas Before I Was Married & other festive tales (short stories) (2009)
- The Defective Detective : Cat Chaser (novella) (2010)
- 2008: Best Podcasting Campaign 2007/08 from North East Digital Awards for his short story podcast.
- Adam Maxwell's Fiction Lounge featuring short stories and flash fiction (official)
- Adam Maxwell's entry on Literature Northeast
- 'Happiness Is A Warm Gun' by Adam Maxwell on McSweeney's Internet Tendency
- Chris Steib - Buy A Friend A Book
- Modart Magazine