Max Seeck

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Born (1985-05-26) May 26, 1985 (age 39)
  • Finnish author
  • Screenwriter
  • Movie producer
  • Movie director
  • Businessman

Max Mikael Seeck (born May 26, 1985) is a Finnish author, screenwriter, movie producer, movie director and a businessman. He is also the co-owner and board member of the ice hockey team Helsingin Jokerit. His books have been translated to more than 40 languages.[1][2] His novel The Witch Hunter was a New York Times bestseller upon its publication in 2020[3] and the same year The Wall Street Journal compared Seeck's writing style with Edgar Allan Poe.[4] Seeck lives with his wife and children near Helsinki, Finland.[5]

Seeck's directorial debut took place in 2023 when a feature horror film called The Knocking premiered in Finland. The film was sold to more than 70 countries[6] and it received nominations for the best picture both in Sitges Catalonian International Film Festival and Cleveland International Film Festival. Seeck co-wrote and co-directed the film with his long-time friend and associate Joonas Pajunen.[6]


  • Hammurabin enkelit. Helsinki: Tammi, 2016
  • Mefiston kosketus. Helsinki: Tammi, 2017
  • Haadeksen kutsu. Helsinki: Tammi, 2018
  • Uskollinen lukija. Helsinki: Tammi, 2019 (English: The Witch Hunter)
  • Pahan verkko. Helsinki: Tammi, 2020 (English: The Ice Coven)
  • Kauna. Helsinki: Tammi, 2021 (English: The Last Crudge)
  • Loukko. Helsinki: Tammi, 2022 (English: The Ghost Island)


  • Finnish Whodunit Society's Debut Thriller of the Year Award 2016
  • Storytel Awards 2019 Audio book of the year
  • Animus Awards 2020 Best Debut
  • Glass Key Award 2023


  1. "Author-Max Seeck". HG LITERARY. Retrieved 2023-10-30.
  2. Boush, Sam (2021-09-27). "Max Seeck". Mystery and Suspense Magazine. Retrieved 2023-10-30.
  3. Powell, Linda (2020-11-12). "It's official: Max Seeck is a NY Times Bestselling author!!!". Elina Ahlback Literary Agency - One of the leading Nordic literary agencies. Retrieved 2023-10-30.
  4. Nolan, Tom (2020-10-30). "Mysteries: The Eerie Side of Crime". Wall Street Journal. ISSN 0099-9660. Retrieved 2023-10-30.
  5. "Max Seeck | Penguin Random House". Retrieved 2023-10-30.
  6. 6.0 6.1 Balaga, Marta (2022-09-21). "Finnish Horror 'The Knocking' Sells Wide for LevelK (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved 2023-10-30.

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