Bio


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 Biography. In 2016, Biographers International Organization honored the Funny Boy book proposal as one of three finalists for its Hazel Rowley Prize for a first-time biographer doing promising work.

Stein’s writing 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 a longtime column at The Bilerico Project.

Stein divides her time between Brooklyn and upstate New York.

Patreon page forthcoming on August 17, what would have been Hunt’s 70th birthday! Excerpts from the book available to followers and supporters!

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