Max Czollek was born in 1987 in Berlin, where he now lives as a freelance author. Since 2009 he is cooperating with the poetry collective G13 on joint reading tours, writing workshops and publications. Work for the Maxim Gorki Theater include Disintegration. A Congress of Contemporary Jewish Positions (May 2016) and the Radical Jewish Culture Days (November 2017).
Since 2013 German he is curator of the international poetry project Babelsprech for networking young German-language poetry (www.babelsprech.org). 2016 Doctorate at the Centre for Research on Anti-Semitism, TU Berlin and founding of the magazine Yalta – Positionen zur jüdischen Gegenwart (Neofelis Verlag). His play “Celan mit der Axt” premiered in 2017 at the Maxim Gorki Theater, Studio Я in Berlin. The poetry collections “Druckkammern” (2012), “Jubeljahre” (2015), “A.H.A.S.V.E.R.” and “Grenzwerte” (2019) were published by Verlagshaus Berlin. His non-fiction book “Disintegriert Euch!” was published by Carl Hanser Verlag, Munich, in August 2018. His most recent awards include the Bonn Literature Prize 2017 and the Residenzstipendium of the Tarabya Academy of Culture, Istanbul 2018, as well as the Václav Burian Lyrikpreis in 2019.
Druckkammern. Gedichte. Verlagshaus Berlin, Berlin 2012.
40% Paradies. Gedichte des Lyrikkollektivs G13. Luxbooks, Wiesbaden 2013.
Das war Absicht. SuKuLTuR, Berlin 2013.
Jubeljahre. Gedichte. Verlagshaus Berlin, Berlin 2015.
A.H.A.S.V.E.R. Verlagshaus Berlin, Berlin 2016.
Desintegriert Euch! Carl Hanser Verlag, München 2018.
Grenzwerte. Gedichte. Verlagshaus Berlin, Berlin 2019.