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Melina Marchetta was born on March 25, 1965 in Australia. She is a writer and teacher who earned a teaching degree from the Australian Catholic University. She then got a job teaching at St Mary's Cathedral College, Sydney. Her first novel, Looking for Alibrandi was released in 1992. Looking for Alibrandi swept the pool of literary awards for young adult fiction in 1993 including the coveted CBCA Children's Book of the Year Award. Her second novel, Saving Francesca was released in 2003, followed by On the Jellicoe Road in 2006. Marchetta's fourth novel, the fantasy epic Finnikin of the Rock, was released in October 2008. It has since won the 2008 Aurealis Award for best young-adult novel and the 2009 ABIA (Australian Booksellers Industry Awards) Book of the Year for Older Children. Tell the Truth, Shame the Devil (2016) is her latest book. (Bowker Author Biography) — biography from On the Jellicoe Road… (more)
On the Jellicoe Road 2,100 copies, 221 reviews
Finnikin of the Rock 1,829 copies, 129 reviews
Saving Francesca 1,336 copies, 75 reviews
Looking for Alibrandi 1,334 copies, 48 reviews
Froi of the Exiles 528 copies, 38 reviews
The Piper's Son 510 copies, 39 reviews
Quintana of Charyn 401 copies, 31 reviews
Tell the Truth, Shame the Devil 251 copies, 12 reviews
The Place on Dalhousie 79 copies, 4 reviews
Ferragost 35 copies, 2 reviews
The Gorgon in the Gully 13 copies, 3 reviews
Lady Celie 9 copies
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