Maxine Beneba Clarke is the ABIA and Indie award winning author of the critically acclaimed short fiction collection Foreign Soil, the bestselling memoir The Hate Race, the Victorian Premier's Award winning poetry collection Carrying the World, and the Boston Globe/Horn Prize winning picture book The Patchwork Bike, illustrated by Van T. Rudd. She is the author and illustrator of the children's books Fashionista, and When We Say Black Lives Matter, and the editor of Best Australian Stories 2017, and the anthology Growing Up African in Australia. Her latest poetry collection is How Decent Folk Behave.
Sara El Sayed is a writer based in Meanjin (Brisbane). In 2020 she received a Queensland Writers Fellowship, and was shortlisted for the Queensland Premier's Young Publishers and Writers Award. Her debut memoir, Muddy People, is out now.