Melina Marchetta (Author)

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Melina Marchetta (Photo credit: Marc Burlace 2011)

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Melina Marchetta is one of Australia's most successful writers of young-adult fiction and is a best-selling and critically acclaimed author in more than twenty countries and in eighteen languages. In 2009 Marchetta won the prestigious Michael L. Printz Award from the American Library Association for On the Jellicoe Road, and Melina's screenplay for this book is currently set to be made into a major film with an international cast to be directed by Looking for Alibrandi director Kate Woods. Melina is also developing a television series with writer/director Cathy Randall (Hey Hey It's Esther Blueburger) and is a writer for ABC-TV's Dance Academy. Finnikin of the Rock, Book One of the Lumatere Chronicles, was first published in Australia in 2008, followed in 2010 by the companion novel to her award-winning book Saving Francesca, The Piper's Son, long-listed for the Miles Franklin Award and short-listed for many other literary awards in Australia and internationally. Melina is also the author of The Gorgon in the Gully, which takes up the story of On the Jellicoe Road's Jonah Griggs's family, and stars his younger brother Danny in this story for younger readers. Book Two in the Lumatere Chronicles, Froi of the Exiles, was published in 2011, and Book Three, Quintana of Charyn, was published in 2012. 2012 also marked the twenty-year anniversary of Melina Marchetta's first novel Looking for Alibrandi, the much-loved Australian classic, which was made into a major motion picture and has sold more than half a million copies in Australia.

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Book Cover:  Finnikin of the Rock

 'A wonderful story full of hauntingly vivid characters and landscapes. The romantic touches are likely to cause swooning... This is addictive, highly recommended reading for teens and adults.'  Sydney Morning Herald

 'A wonderful story full of hauntingly vivid characters and landscapes. The romantic touches are likely to cause swooning... This is addictive, highly recommended reading for teens and adults.' ...

Published: 31/08/2009
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780143009870
RRP: $19.95
Book Cover:  Finnikin of the Rock

 'A wonderful story full of hauntingly vivid characters and landscapes. The romantic touches are likely to cause swooning... This is addictive, highly recommended reading for teens and adults.'  Sydney Morning Herald

 'A wonderful story full of hauntingly vivid characters and landscapes. The romantic touches are likely to cause swooning... This is addictive, highly recommended reading for teens and adults.' ...

Published: 31/08/2009
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9781742284804
Price: $12.99
Book Cover:  Froi of the Exiles
Gripping and intense, complex and richly imagined, Froi of the Exiles is a dazzling sequel to Finnikin of the Rock, from the internationally best-selling and multi-award-winning author of Looking for Alibrandi, Saving Francesca, On the Jellicoe Road and The Piper's Son.
Gripping and intense, complex and richly imagined, Froi of the Exiles is a dazzling sequel to Finnikin of the Rock, from the internationally best-selling and multi-award-winning author of Looking for Alibrandi, Saving Francesca, On the Jellicoe Road and The Piper's Son.
Published: 03/10/2011
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780670076086
RRP: $24.95
Book Cover:  Froi of the Exiles
Gripping and intense, complex and richly imagined, Froi of the Exiles is a dazzling sequel to Finnikin of the Rock, from the internationally best-selling and multi-award-winning author of Looking for Alibrandi, Saving Francesca, On the Jellicoe Road and The Piper's Son.
Gripping and intense, complex and richly imagined, Froi of the Exiles is a dazzling sequel to Finnikin of the Rock, from the internationally best-selling and multi-award-winning author of Looking for Alibrandi, Saving Francesca, On the Jellicoe Road and The Piper's Son.
Published: 28/09/2011
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9781742534060
Price: $16.99
Book Cover:  Gorgon in the Gully: Pocket Money Puffin

Beyond the basketball courts and classrooms of St Raph's is a gully where everything disappears forever. Danny Griggs has heard stories about a creature that lives down there. So why does he volunteer to face the Gorgon when he's been petrified of everything all his life?

A gentle story about overcoming fear and looking at things from all angles, from much-loved and best-selling author Melina...

Beyond the basketball courts and classrooms of St Raph's is a gully where everything disappears forever. Danny Griggs has heard stories about a creature that lives down there. So why does he volunteer...

Published: 22/09/2010
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9781742531373
Price: $6.99

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20 Aug 2014
Australian author Antonia Hayes’ debut novel Relativity has been acquired by Penguin Random House
  Australian author Antonia Hayes’ debut novel Relativity has been acquired by Penguin Random House, and will be published in 2015 by Penguin Books.

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