Max Gallo (born in Nice on 7 January 1932) is a French writer, historian and politician.
The son of Italian immigrants, Max Gallo's early career was in journalism. At the time he was a Communist (until 1956). In 1974, he joined the Socialist Party. On April 26, 2007, the French Academy recorded his candidacy for its Seat 24, formerly held by the late Jean-Francois Revel. He was elected to the French Academy on 31 May 2007.