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Melina Marchetta


Australia (b.1965)

Melina Marchetta (born 1965) is an Australian writer and teacher. She is best known as the author of Looking For Alibrandi. She has twice been awarded the CBCA Book of the Year for Older Readers, in 1993 and 2004.

Genres: Fantasy, Mystery
 
Novels
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Awards
Michael L. Printz Award Best Book winner (2009) : Jellicoe Road


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The First Third (2013)
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Where the Stars Still Shine (2013)
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Frankie (2016)
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The Things We Promise (2017)
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"Filled with strong, vibrant characters, this novel is both timeless and timely. Loved it."
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Twelve Steps to Normal (2018)
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"Funny, honest, and filled with nuanced characters you can't help caring about."
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Somewhere Between Bitter and Sweet (2021)
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"Wonderfully realized characters, a vibrant setting, and so much more. I loved this."
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Night Beach (2022)
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"There are images in this novel that take my breath away, dialogue that I envy and one of the most achingly real protagonists I've come across for a long while."
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Waking Romeo (2022)
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"Original, ambitious, powerful. Barker's ability to challenge the boundaries of genre and find light in the darkness is a gift."

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