Melina Marchetta
About the author

Melina Marchetta

Melina Marchetta is a bestselling author in more than twenty countries and eighteen languages. She has published award-winning young adult, fantasy and crime fiction, including her acclaimed crime novel, Tell the Truth, Shame the Devil. Her much-loved Australian classic, Looking for Alibrandi, swept the pool of literary awards when it was published, and was also released as a film, adapted by Marchetta, winning an AFI Award and an Independent Film Award for best screenplay, as well as the New South Wales Premier’s Literary Award and the Film Critics Circle of Australia Award. The companion novel to Marchetta’s award-winning book Saving FrancescaThe Piper's Son, also received much acclaim in Australia and internationally, and in 2009 Marchetta won the prestigious Michael L. Printz Award from the American Library Association for Jellicoe Road. She lives in Sydney.

Books by Melina Marchetta

Melina Marchetta Articles

Podcast: Melina Marchetta, Author of The Place on Dalhousie, Talks About Growing up Australian-Italian and Her Writing Career

Podcast

20 May 2019

Podcast: Melina Marchetta, Author of The Place on Dalhousie, Talks About Growing up Australian-Italian and Her Writing Career

    Mother’s Day Book Recommendations: From Sweeping Historical Sagas to Creepy Psychological Thrillers

    News

    8 May 2019

    Mother’s Day Book Recommendations: From Sweeping Historical Sagas to Creepy Psychological Thrillers

      Dialogue, Writing Routines and the Real Dalhousie Street: Q&A with Melina Marchetta, Author of The Place on Dalhousie

      News

      23 April 2019

      Dialogue, Writing Routines and the Real Dalhousie Street: Q&A with Melina Marchetta, Author of The Place on Dalhousie

        April Book Club: The Place on Dalhousie by Melina Marchetta

        News

        10 April 2019

        April Book Club: The Place on Dalhousie by Melina Marchetta

          Losing Love and Finding Love: Read an Extract From Melina Marchetta's The Place on Dalhousie

          News

          3 April 2019

          Losing Love and Finding Love: Read an Extract From Melina Marchetta's The Place on Dalhousie

            Funny, Sad, Wonderful: Review of The Place on Dalhousie by Melina Marchetta

            News

            1 April 2019

            Funny, Sad, Wonderful: Review of The Place on Dalhousie by Melina Marchetta