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Melina Marchetta



For enquiries regarding Melina Marchetta please contact Sophie Hamley via email or on (02) 9319 7744.





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 to Saving Francesca, was released. She has written a children’s book, The Gorgon in the Gully, as part of the Puffin Pocket Money series. Her most recent novel is Froi of the Exiles, the second book in the Finnikin trilogy.

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