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Max in America April 2020


Coronavirus Update #2 (March 15): And it’s off. Stupid global pandemic. Details here. Sorry everyone. :(

Coronavirus Update #1 (March 13): This is now looking super shaky. Powell’s has officially canceled and there may be more to come. Please check newer posts and/or my Twitter for updates.

A lot has happened since I was last in the US. The world became a dark dystopia ruled by corrupt oligarchies. Data-driven marketing companies sucked up our fears and turned them into products. The book publishing industry fell into crisis.

Ha ha! I’m kidding. It was all like that already.

If you’ve never seen me in person, boy, are you missing out. I mean, the accent alone, you can’t even imagine. So what happens at these things is first I talk about whatever’s on my mind. I’ll be traveling with my daughter this time, so, you know, brace yourself for some insights on what it’s like to take a 14-year-old Australian around the US on book tour.

Then I read from the new book a little. But not for long, because, really, you can read it yourself. That’s why we printed all these copies.

Then comes my favorite part, where people ask questions about whatever. Writing, NationStates, why Australian Rules Football is the greatest sport in the world: you name it. This is really the bread and butter of the bookstore event for me. Any kind of situation where people will sit and listen to my opinion on things, that really works for me.

  • San Diego, CA

    7pm @ Wednesday April 1st, 2020

    Mysterious Galaxy

  • Beaverton, OR

    7pm @ Thursday April 2nd, 2020

    Powell’s Books — Cedar Hill Crossing

  • Seattle, WA

    7pm @ Friday April 3rd, 2020

    Elliot Bay Book Company

  • San Francisco, CA

    3pm @ Saturday April 4th, 2020

    Borderlands Books

  • Mountain View, CA

    2pm @ Sunday April 5th, 2020

    Books, Inc.

  • Denver, CO

    7pm @ Monday April 6th, 2020

    Tattered Cover — Colfax Avenue

  • Chicago, IL

    7pm @ Wednesday April 8th, 2020

    The Book Cellar

  • Washington, DC

    7pm @ Thursday April 9th, 2020

    Politics & Prose — Union Market

I also sign books. The new book, older books, you name it. I will sign anything not nailed down. Although if all you want is a signed Providence, you can contact one of the bookstores and we’ll arrange that without you having to leave home. I mean, that’s not my preference. But I want you to know that option is available.


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Machine Man subscriber Alex (#3885)

Location: New York City
Quote: "But never met this fellow attended or alone without a tighter breathing and zero at the bone"
Posted: 958 days ago

I’m sad to hear you won’t be coming to nyc but excited to read the new book!

Machine Man subscriber David (#1456)

Location: Sydney, Australia
Quote: "Why are the pretty ones always insane?"
Posted: 958 days ago

Fourteen! No, your daughter is just a little baby, I remember the photos, and it was just a few months ago... wasn't it?

Jorge (#5668)

Location: Off Burdekin Avenue
Quote: "Ommmmmmmmmmmmm"
Posted: 958 days ago

G'day Max.
So very glad for you you're touring all those US-sounding places. Are you going to follow the Democratic candidates in your tour by any chance. Might be more than interesting... Be careful not to order Mexican food with good Spanish pronunciation. They're deporting them by the thousands, those pesky human beings catalogued as 'migrants'.
Anyhow, when are you touring Oz? I mean, this is your completely burnt-out, formerly smoke-choked country, an absolute environmental disaster, and to boot, a Pentecostal PM who believes only the goody-two-shoes who believe will be saved. Repent ere it's too late!
I hope you did not inhale too much smoke over the summer. I was forced to. It almost reminded me of happier times when I would inhale other flavoursome smokes. Cough! Splutter! Not good! Looking forward to 'Providence'!

Machine Man subscriber branden (#2100)

Location: northern california
Quote: "...and this is how you betray me!?"
Posted: 958 days ago

This is great news! I met you in Mountain View the last time you took a book tour through here, and I'll be there again this time!

Machine Man subscriber Ben (#3924)

Location: Alberta, Canada
Quote: "I don't wanna ride the elevator."
Posted: 956 days ago

You know, if you swing a tad North on the way in you could come see Canada. I hear Edmonton is nice this time of year.

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