Maxine Beneba Clarke
Maxine Beneba Clarke is the author of the critically acclaimed memoir The Hate Race, which is currently being adapted for stage for Melbourne's Malthouse theatre, and the Indie and ABIA Award-winning short fiction collection Foreign Soil. She is also the author of the poetry collection Carrying The World, which won the 2017 Victorian Premier's Literary Award for Poetry. Her first children's picture book The Patchwork Bike, a collaboration with Melbourne artist Van Rudd, was published in 2016. She writes for The Saturday Paper.