Jessica Max Stein (“Max”) has been a New York-based writer since the early 90s. She teaches writing and literature at the City University of New York (CUNY), and received her M.F.A. in creative writing from Brooklyn College.

Stein is currently writing the biography of Muppet performer Richard Hunt, entitled Funny Boy: The Richard Hunt Story. The book is an expansion of her 2009 100-page biography chapbook (more here).

Stein’s writing appears regularly in make/shift magazine and on The Bilerico Project. Her work has been cited in the New York Times, received an Amy Award for young writers from Poets and Writers magazine, and won an Ippie for Best Editorial from the Independent Press Association. A former editor and reporter for the New York Indypendent, Stein has published work in over 100 magazines and journals, including the Sun magazine, Thirteenth Moon, Punk Planet and other less celestially-named publications.

Stein divides her time between Brooklyn and upstate New York.

Contact her at richard.hunt.biography at gmail dot com.