Maxim Biller (born 1960) is a German writer.
Born in Prague to Russian parents, he emigrated with his parents and sister to Germany in 1970, when he was ten years old. After living for a long time in Hamburg and Munich, he now lives in Berlin, frequently writing about issues relating to Jews and Germans.
In 2003 his novel Esra excited attention when its sale was prohibited shortly after its release. Two persons had a provisional order obtained, because they claimed to have seen themselves reflected in characters in the book. A German court obliged their request to take the book from circulation on these grounds.
His first works translated into English (by Anthea Bell) are the collection Love Today (2008), some of which appeared in The New Yorker – "The Mahogany Elephant" (July 2007), "The Maserati Years" (September 2007).
- Wenn ich einmal reich und tot bin : Erzählungen (Someday when I’m rich and dead : Narratives)
- Deutsche Zustände
- Die Tempojahre
- Aufbruch nach Deutschland : sechzehn Foto-Essays
- Land der Väter und Verräter : Erzählungen
- Harlem Holocaust
- Die Tochter
- Kühltransport : ein Drama
- Der perfekte Roman : das Maxim-Biller-Lesebuch
- 1994 Toucan Prize from the city of Munich
- 1996 Prize of the European Feature Pages (?)
- 1996 Otto Stoessl Prize
- 1997 Else Lasker-Schüler Prize
- 1999 Theodor Wolff Prize
- "A Botanical Garden of Desire: 'Love Today' by Maxim Biller". The New York Sun. 26 June 2008. Retrieved 13 January 2010.
- "Top German court confirms ban on true-life novel". Earthtimes.org. 12 October 2007. Retrieved 13 January 2010.[dead link]
- Natascha Freundel (12 April 2007). "The bad German". Haaretz. Retrieved 13 January 2014.