Open Page with Maxine Beneba Clarke

Why do you write?

Not to do so would be almost unbearable. Some stories need to be told more widely, and may need to be cloaked in wonder to enable others to tune their ear to them.

Are you a vivid dreamer?

When I wake, I rarely remember anything of my dream-state. Once awake, though, I’m a frantic and sometimes devastatingly ambitious dream-conjurer.

Where are you happiest?

In the late writing hours, with shuffling sounds from my sleeping children drifting in.

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