Max Moreno (writer)

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Born (1968-08-07) August 7, 1968 (age 55)
Mariluz, Paraná (state)
NationalityBrazilian Portuguese
Years active2013-present

Max Moreno (born August 7, 1968) is a Brazilian Portuguese novelist and short story writer. He writes books that involve crime, suspense and psychological fiction.

Early life and education

Max[1] was born in Paraná and grew up in São Paulo where he had his first contact with the literature. He was only an eight-year-old boy and studied at Professor Walter Schepis State School in Guarujá, São Paulo when he started reading “O Escaravelho do Diabo, a children's written book the Brazilian author Lúcia Machado de Almeida. Max was fascinated by the story of Alberto, the central character, who, seeing his brother being murdered after receiving a mysterious package with a scarab, decides to investigate the crime. From that day on, Max started writing his own stories, and his ability[2] to create engaging plots always caught the attention of teachers and classmates. The dream of writing his first book would only come true many years later. Max is graduated from the UniCesumar (Centro Universitário de Maringá).


“A Outra Sombra” (The Other Shadow[3]), his debut book was published in 2013[4] and soon it became one of the most talked about on the internet. In 2015, the book was translated into English and published by America Star Publishing, being sold in several countries, including Canada, the United States of America[5] and The United Kindom[6]. In 2016, Max was invited to participate in a tribute to the German-American writer Charles Bukowski, with the short story “Vinte Pratas”, which is part of the collection “Big Buka[7] – Para Charles Bokowski[8]”, organized by Afobório - Editora Os Dez Melhores. In 2019, Max[9] was one of authors selected to participate in the IV Anthology of Contemporary Brazilian Poetry, organized by Editora Chiado. The book has the same name of a poem by Carlos Drummond de Andrade and brings new talents from Brazilian Literature. "As Paredes Eram Brancas[10]" his second novel[11] was published in 2020.

Personal life

Max lives in Campo Mourão, Paraná with his wife and their two children[12]


Title Year Type Notes
A Outra Sombra 2014 Novel
The Other Shadow 2015 Novel
Vinte Pratas 2015 Short story collection
Rastejante 2019 Poetry collection
As paredes eram brancas 2020 Novel


  1. Freire, Marcelino. "Depoimento". Rio de Janeiro: Navega. Retrieved 22 April 2020.
  2. Nunes, José. "Como escreve Max Moreno – Como eu escrevo – Entrevista: Como eu escrevo". Retrieved 21 May 2020.
  3. Books, Google (14 April 2015). The Other Shadow – Max Moreno. ISBN 9781681227474. Retrieved 22 April 2020. {{cite book}}: |first= has generic name (help)
  4. Portal, Tasabendo. "Max Moreno talks about his book, "The Other Shadow", in a literary event". Paraná: Tasabendo. Retrieved 22 October 2020.
  5. Bocasanta, Bocasanta. "Mourãoense has book published in The USA". Paraná: Bocasanta. Retrieved 22 October 2020.
  6. Depository, The Book. "The Other Shadow". United Kindom: The Book Depository Ltd. Retrieved 20 August 2020.
  7. Lucas Dusi, João. "Vidraça_176 - Para Charles Bukowski". Curitiba: Jornal Rascunho. Retrieved 15 June 2020.
  8. Editora, Os Dez Melhores. "Big Buka para Charles Bukowski". Rio Grande do Sul: Os Dez Melhores. Retrieved 8 June 2020.
  9. Moreno, Max. "Quotes - Max Moreno". Brazil: Pensador. Retrieved 5 August 2020.
  10. Rouse, Elis (January 2020). Review - As paredes eram brancas. Belo Horizonte – Minas Gerais: Estado de Minas Newspaper - Portal Literalmente UAI. ISBN 9781654271176. Retrieved 22 June 2020.
  11. Moreno, Nadja. "Resenha – As paredes eram brancas". Poços de Caldas – Minas gerais: O Literário. Retrieved 22 April 2020.
  12. "Bio". Retrieved 9 September 2020.

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