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Melina Marchetta

Titles:

Froi of the Exiles (fantasy, Penguin 2011)

The Piper’s Son (fiction, Penguin 2010)

The Gorgon in the Gully (children’s fiction, Penguin 2010)

Finnikin of the Rock (fantasy, Penguin 2009)

On the Jellicoe Road (young adult fiction, Penguin 2006)

Saving Francesca  (young adult fiction, Penguin 2003)

Looking for Alibrandi  (young adult fiction, Penguin 1992)

 

Melina Marchetta’s first novel Looking For Alibrandi was published in 1992 and was released as a film in 2000 which she also wrote. She taught secondary school English and History for ten years during which time she released her second novel Saving Francesca followed by On the Jellicoe Road.  In 2006 she left teaching to become a full time writer. Her first fantasy novel, Finnikin of the Rock was published in 2008 and in 2010 The Piper’s Son, a companion novel toSaving Francesca was released. She has written a children’s book, The Gorgon in the Gully, as part of the Puffin Pocket Money series.

Her novels have been published in 17 languages.  Melina lives in Sydney where she writes full time.

 

Author website: www.melinamarchetta.com.au

 

Awards:

2010

 

The Piper’s Son, shortlisted for Qld Premier’s Award

 

 

2009

 

Jellicoe Road  (US) Winner of the US Printz Award

 

Finnikin of the Rock, Winner of the ABIA Award

 

Finnikin of the Rock, Winner of the Aurealis Fantasy Award

 

Finnikin of the Rock, Shortlisted for the CBC Award

 

Finnikin of the Rock, Shortlisted for the WA Premier’s Literary Awards

 

 

2007

 

On the Jellicoe Road, shortlisted for Qld Premier’s Awards

 

On the Jellicoe Road, shortlisted for ABIA Awards

 

 

2004

 

Saving Francesca – Winner of the CBC Book of the Year

 

 

1993

 

Looking For Alibrandi – Winner of the CBC Book of the Year

 

Looking For Alibrandi – Shortlisted for NSW Premier’s Award