Max Hardberger

Max Hardberger has worked as an airplane pilot, ship captain, marine investigator, and maritime attorney. He holds an MFA degree in Creative Writing from the University of Iowa's Writers' Workshop. He is the author of Deadweight (Palm Island Press) a textbook on ship ownership, and Freighter Captain (Palm Island Press), a semi-autobiographical novel about his days as a ship captain. Doubleday has acquired the rights to his next book, SEIZED! Battling Pirates and Recovering Stolen Ships in the World’s Most Troubled Waters, a non-fiction account of his adventures repossessing large ships in foreign ports.