Max Olijnyk

Interview with Penny Modra in the last ever ThreeThousand

I met Penny when I started contributing to ThreeThousand many years ago. She ended up giving me a job there after I was hit by a truck, and we became great workmates and friends. And now, an interview Penny did with me about my book is appearing in the last ever…

Acclaim issue 36 out now

I was the guest editor for the latest (and greatest) issue of Acclaim magazine. There’s so much good stuff in there!

Interview with Jason Crombie for Monster Children

From knowing (and loving) Crombie’s writing you’d be forgiven for thinking he’s a real smart-ass prick. You’d be right, but he’s also a real sweetheart. He interviewed me recently.

Cindy Sherman interview for Vice

I was lucky enough to meet one of the greatest artists alive, and interview her for Vice.

Out the window

‘I had intentions of keeping a travel diary during my ten days or so in New York, but all that fell out the window as soon as I got there.’ – me This book has a selection of the thousands of photos I took while on my working holiday to America in September 2016. I…

NYABF Dispatches for Supply Store

Melbourne book launch

Looking forward to this!

I’ll be doing a reading from my book, as well as presenting a slide show of photographs taken over the years. Books will be available too.

It will be at Reading Room, a new creation from my great friend Olivia, located in the eccentric and prestigious Nicholas Building.

If you’re in…

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American holiday part two: New York

As mentioned in my LA blog, I had intentions of keeping a travel diary during my ten days or so in New York, but all that fell out the window as soon as I got there. It really is a fantastic place, more exciting and endlessly fascinating than anywhere I’ve been, but it is so involving, so…

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American holiday part one: Los Angeles

I’ve just returned from a couple of weeks stateside. What follows is some photos, a clip and some observations from my time in LA, which bookended my New York trip. The words are some excerpts from my travel diary, which I kept faithfully for three days before landing in New York and letting everything go out…

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Some Stories pre-order

I wrote some stories and put them together with some others that I already wrote, and realised I had enough for a (little) book. The cover I came up with was sort of funny, but in the end I asked Ed if he could do it. Not only did he come up with a great…

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Treetops and Bananaman

The two campervans are a permanent fixture to the Treetops carpark. They’re bigger than campervans, actually – they’re homes on wheels. I’ve seen the curtains move, so I know they’re inhabited. I wonder what the deal is, who the people are, if the council minds. It does seem like a little tucked-away part of Wellington…

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Here comes pain