Melina Marchetta

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. She lives in Sydney. 

Title List 
  • Looking for Alibrandi 
  • Tell the Truth, Shame the Devil
  • What Zola did on Monday
Looking for Alibrandi  - "A wonderful adventure of a typical Australian teenage girl undergoing her HSC and all the obstacles life will through at her during her final year at high school. Jobs, Friends, Love, Bullies and Family all come together to make her stress filled life even more stressful.  Marchetta does a very good job of bringing you into the head of Josie and to experience issues in her perspective."
- Carter, QBD Charlestown