Maxine Beneba Clarke
Maxine Beneba Clarke is a widely published Australian writer of Afro-Caribbean descent and the author of the poetry collections Gil Scott Heron Is on Parole and Nothing Here Needs Fixing. Maxine’s short fiction, nonfiction and poetry have been published in numerous publications including Overland, The Age, Meanjin, The Saturday Paper and The Big Issue. Her critically acclaimed short fiction collection Foreign Soil was shortlisted for the 2015 Stella Prize. A collection of Maxine’s poetry Carrying the World, her memoir The Hate Race and her first children’s picture book The Patchwork Bike were all published in 2016.