The Hate Race

Front Cover, Limited, Sep 7, 2016 - Australia - 450 pages
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, non-fiction 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 (2014) won the ABIA for Literary Fiction Book of the Year 2015, the 2015 Indie Book Award for Debut Fiction, and Maxine was also named as one of the Sydney Morning Herald's Best Young Novelists for 2015, as well as being shortlisted for the Matt Richell Award for New Writing at the 2015 ABIAs and 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 will be published in 2016

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Maxine Beneba Clarke's storytelling in The Hate Race has a heft to it that is at once steeped in history, and also exquisitely and playfully modern; it is lyrical, sincere and ironic, but above all ... Read full review

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About the author (2016)

Maxine Beneba Clarke is a West-Indian Australian writer. She has a Bachelor of Creative Arts/Law (majoring in Creative Writing and Human Rights). Her works include Overland, Foreign Soil, Gil Scott Heron is on Parole, I'm not a Racist But...: 40 Years of the Racial Discrimination Act, Nothing Here Needs Fixing, Original Skin and The Hate Race. Her short plays have been produced and her poetry has been broadcast on radio and presented at writers' festivals.

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