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

Perfect for new readers: Read an extract from What Zola Did on Monday by Melina Marchetta

Kids & Ya

17 June 2020

Perfect for new readers: Read an extract from What Zola Did on Monday by Melina Marchetta

Podcast: Melina Marchetta on Writing for a Whole New Age Group

Podcast

16 June 2020

Podcast: Melina Marchetta on Writing for a Whole New Age Group

    Book Chat with Melina Marchetta - Wednesday June 10, 8-8.30pm

    News | Events & Festivals

    9 June 2020

    Book Chat with Melina Marchetta - Wednesday June 10, 8-8.30pm

      Pretty as a picture: Activity pack from What Zola Did On Monday by Melina Marchetta and Deb Hudson

      Review | Extract

      5 June 2020

      Pretty as a picture: Activity pack from What Zola Did On Monday by Melina Marchetta and Deb Hudson

      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