Maxine Beneba Clarke


Maxine Beneba Clarke is a widely published Australian writer of AfroCaribbean descent and the author of the poetry collections Gil Scott Heron is On Parole (Picaro Press, 2009) and Nothing Here Needs Fixing (Picaro Press, 2013). Her debut short story collection Foreign Soil won the 2013 Victorian Premier’s Unpublished Manuscript Award. Maxine lives in Melbourne, Victoria.



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Presenting The Stella Prize Longlist
Monday, February 16th, 2015
The 2015 Stella Prize Longlist will be announced on Thursday 12th February. Just a few days later, a selection of the longlisted authors will join the Digital Writers’ Festival to read from their remarkable books.
Now in its third year, the Stella Prize continues to support and celebrate Australian women’s writing in all its forms, both fiction and nonfiction. The event will feature authors Maxine Beneba ClarkeEmily BittoChristine KenneallySofie LagunaJoan LondonAlice PungInga SimpsonEllen van Neerven and Biff Ward.
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