Maxine Beneba Clarke

Rachel Robertson reviews 'The Best Australian Stories 2017' edited by Maxine Beneba Clarke

Rachel Robertson
20 December 2017

In her Introduction to The Best Australian Stories 2017, Maxine Beneba Clarke describes how the best short fiction leaves readers with ‘a haunting: a deep shifting of self, prec More

Catherine Noske reviews 'The Hate Race: A memoir' and 'Carrying the World' by Maxine Beneba Clarke

Catherine Noske
23 September 2016

Across two new titles, Maxine Beneba Clarke offers an unflinching portrayal of the impact of racism, and transcends form in turning a lens on Australian society ...

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News from the Editor's Desk - August 2016

26 July 2016

News from the the Editor's Desk in the August issue of Australian Book Review.

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News from the Editor's Desk - September 2016

29 August 2016

News from the the Editor's Desk in the September issue of Australian Book Review.

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Open Page with Maxine Beneba Clarke

28 May 2015

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 frant ... More