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Dr Max Kinnings
Reader in Creative Writing

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Max is the author of four novels, HITMAN (2000), THE FIXER (2001), both published by Hodder & Stoughton, and BAPTISM (2012) and SACRIFICE (2013) both published by Quercus Books and in translation with publishers overseas. He was the ghost writer of actor/comedian Rik Mayall’s spoof autobiography, BIGGER THAN HITLER – BETTER THAN CHRIST (Harper Collins 2005). His screenwriting work includes the feature films, ACT OF GRACE (Embrace Productions 2012); ALLEYCATS (Elephant Gun Films / Universal Pictures 2016); and THE PAGAN KING (Platforma Film 2018) as well as commissions from a number of film and television producers. Max was part of the writing team for Sony Computer Entertainment’s Little Big Planet 3 (2015). He completed his PhD in Creative Writing at Brunel University in 2017. 


BA (hons) Social Science 

PhD Creative Writing 


Postgraduate Programme Leader in Creative Writing 

Newest selected publications

Kinnings, M. (2013) 'Sacrifice'. London: Quercus Books.


Kinnings, M. (2012) 'Baptism'. London: Quercus. ISSN 10: 1780871813 ISSN 13: 978-1780871813


Kinnings, M. and as ghost writer for Rik Mayall. (2005) 'Bigger than Hitler - Better than Christ'. Harpercollins Pub Ltd. ISSN 10: 000720728X ISSN 13: 9780007207282


Kinnings, M. (2001) 'The Fixer'. London: Flame (Hodder & Stoughton). ISSN 10: 0340766328 ISSN 13: 978-0340766323


Kinnings, M. (2000) 'Hitman'. London: Flame (Hodder & Stoughton). ISSN 10: 0340765976 ISSN 13: 978-0340765975

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