Maximilian Dorner was born in Munich in 1973. He was granted a scholarship by the Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes to study dramatics at the Bayerische Theaterakademie and is working as a corrector and university teacher. He made films, produced audioplays and worked as a theatre critic and playwright. Known under his artist's name »maximin« he is running, among other projects, the maksverlag.