Melina Marchetta | Brief Biography


Melina Marchetta | Brief Biography

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Melina Marchetta  Brief Biography

Melina Marchetta | Brief Biography

Melina Marchetta is an Australian author best known for her young adult fiction novels. She was born on March 25, 1965, in Sydney, Australia and grew up in the western suburbs of the city.

Marchetta’s first novel, “Looking for Alibrandi,” was published in 1992 and has since become a classic of young adult literature in Australia. The book is a coming-of-age story about a teenage girl named Josephine Alibrandi, who is of Italian-Australian descent, and her search for her identity and place in the world. The novel was well received and won several awards, including the Children’s Book Council of Australia Book of the Year Award in 1993.

Following the success of “Looking for Alibrandi,” Marchetta published several more novels for young adults, including “Saving Francesca” (2003), “The Piper’s Son” (2010), and “Froi of the Exiles” (2011). Her novels often explore themes of family, identity, and cultural heritage, and are known for their complex and relatable characters.

Melina Marchetta has also worked as a screenwriter, adapting “Looking for Alibrandi” for the big screen in 2000. The film was well-received and won several awards, including the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Award for Best Screenplay.

In addition to her writing career, Marchetta has also worked as a teacher and a freelance journalist. She has written articles for various Australian newspapers and magazines, covering topics such as education, culture, and the arts.

As of my knowledge cut off in 2021, Marchetta continues to live and work in Sydney, Australia. 0 0 0.


“Looking for Alibrandi” by Melina Marchetta (1992)
“Saving Francesca” by Melina Marchetta (2003)
“The Piper’s Son” by Melina Marchetta (2010)
“Froi of the Exiles” by Melina Marchetta (2011)
Melina Marchetta – Official Website (
Children’s Book Council of Australia – Past Winners & Shortlists
Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards ( ***

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