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Maxine Beneba Clarke’s Best of the Fest

Maxine Beneba Clarke is the author of over ten books, including the ABIA winning short fiction collection Foreign Soil, the memoir The Hate Race, and the poetry collections How Decent Folk Behave and Carrying the World. She is currently Poet in Residence at Melbourne University. Discover the events Maxine Beneba Clarke is most looking forward […]

April 20, 2023

The Stella Prize’s Best of the Fest

By The Stella Prize  As part of this year’s Melbourne Writers Festival, Stella is delighted to present an in-conversation with the yet-to-be-announced winner of the 2023 Stella Prize (book via this link). However, there are many events across MWF’s exciting and ambitious program that the Stella team are looking forward to – these are just […]

Jan Fran’s Best of the Fest

Discover Walkley Award–winning journalist, TV presenter and social commentator Jan Fran’s picks of the Festival! Jan Fran will speak with Bernardine Evaristo in a sold-out show at Melbourne Writers Festival.   What are your top three picks of the Festival? Alison Roman: The Roman Empire Fri 5 May, 8.30pm  Melbourne Town Hall $45 general / […]

April 19, 2023

Jazz Money’s Best of the Fest

Jazz Money is a Wiradjuri poet and artist who uses poetics to create works across print, installation, digital, performance and film. Her writing and art has been presented, performed and published nationally and internationally. Discover the events she’s most looking forward to at the Festival and reflections on the 2023 theme. You can see Jazz […]

April 17, 2023

Kris Kneen’s Best of the Fest

Kris Kneen is the award-winning author of fiction, poetry and non-fiction, including An Uncertain Grace, which was shortlisted for the Stella Prize. They have written and directed broadcast television documentaries and were the Copyright Agency Ltd Non-fiction Fellow in 2020. Fat Girl Dancing is their latest book. Discover the events Kneen is most looking forward to […]

April 12, 2023

Ronnie Scott’s Best of the Fest

Ronnie Scott is the author of the acclaimed novels, Shirley and The Adversary, which was shortlisted for a Queensland Literary Award and the Australian Literature Society Gold Medal. Discover the events he’s most looking forward to at the Festival this year and read his reflections on the Festival theme, I’ve Been Away For a While. Scott appears […]