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Melina Marchetta

Queensland Terrace, State Library of Queensland

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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. The companion novel to Marchetta’s award-winning book Saving Francesca, The Piper's Son, also received much acclaim in Australia and internationally, and in 2009 Marchetta won the prestigious Michael L. Printz Award from the American Library Association for Jellicoe Road. She lives in Sydney.

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Kathleen Noonan

Kathleen Noonan

Kathleen Noonan is a journalist & columnist, who has reported in South Africa, the UK and Australia over three decades. Her weekly column ‘Last Word’ has appeared in Saturday’s CourierMail for 14 years. Raised on a sugarcane farm in NQ, Kathleen did her early news reporting in the Mackay district. After working in South Africa through the dying years of apartheid and the transition to democracy, she returned to Australia, working as a senior features writer, sub-editor and section head with various newspapers. Kathleen is chair of Second Chance, the only charity in Australia that raises money exclusively for homeless women. It also supports at-risk women and children in domestic violence shelters.


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