Kevin Maxwell

Kevin Maxwell is a writer and advocate of social justice and equality. Born in Liverpool the last child of eleven, he spent ten years in Manchester before moving to London.  Kevin is a mixed-race gay working-class Catholic Scouser who identifies as black and has battled depression, and his writing centres around race, sexuality, mental health, policing and cancer. His mother died from ovarian cancer when he was young. Kevin has written opinion pieces for newspapers and magazines including The Independent, The Guardian, BlackOut UK, The i Paper, UK Black Pride, QX Magazine, Winq Magazine, Pink News and on his blog Max News. He has commentated on television and radio for Sky News, the BBC and ITV News. Kevin holds a Master of Arts Writing for Screen & Stage from Regent’s University London and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. He founded the initiative, Racism Ruins Lives. His debut book, The Darker Side of Blue, about his time serving as a detective in both the Greater Manchester Police and London’s Metropolitan Police, will be published by Portobello Books in 2018.

Agent Name: Emma Paterson