The Saturday Portraits

Maxine Beneba Clarke

The Saturday Portraits
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The Saturday Portraits

Maxine Beneba Clarke

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A collection of stunning biographical portraits from Maxine Beneba Clarke, bestselling and prize-winning author of The Hate Race and Foreign Soil.


The year is 2014, editor Erik Jensen contacts short fiction writer Maxine Beneba Clarke, and convinces her to write creative portraits for a new national newspaper, The Saturday Paper. The next four years will be a journalistic baptism of fire. She will come face to face with Prime Minister Tony Abbott; spend exactly nine minutes with Hollywood film star Hugh Jackman; write a love letter to Prince; be escorted out of David Jones for stalking Santa Claus; watch porn star Buck Angel striptease; eat slut cupcakes with feminist Karen Pickering; troll a local racist fried chicken eatery; hold audience with the Australian Ambassador to China; covertly profile One Plus One presenter Jane Hutcheon; share the stage with writer Roxane Gay; sip green tea with dissident Chinese artist Ai Weiwei, and exchange emails with President Obama.

These are The Saturday Portraits.

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