Portrait of Maxine Beneba Clarke

Maxine Beneba Clarke

Maxine Beneba Clarke is the author of six books, including the ABIA and Indie award-winning short fiction collection Foreign Soil (2014), and the critically acclaimed memoir The Hate Race (2016), which is currently being adapted for the Australian stage. Her poetry collection Carrying The World won the 2017 Victorian Premier's Literary Award for Poetry.

Maxine is the author of the CBCA winning picture book The Patchwork Bike, illustrated by Melbourne artist Van T Rudd. Her second picture book Wide Big World will be published in November 2018. Maxine writes for the Saturday Paper