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Melina Marchetta

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92.5: Extra Credit: The Things I'd Do For a New Melina Marchetta Book

Hey YA

This week, Tirzah discusses her love of everything written by Australian author Melina Marchetta, provides a run-down of her YA fiction, and recommends a few different entry points! Subscribe to the podcast via RSS, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or Stitcher. To get even more YA news and recommendations, sign up for our What’s Up in YA newsletter! This post contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, Book Riot may earn a commission. Books Discussed: Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta Looking for Alibrandi by Melina Marchetta Saving Francesca by Melina Marchette The Piper’s Son by Melina Marchetta A Place on Dalhousie by Melina Marchetta Finnikin of the Rock by Melina Marchetta Froi of the Exiles by Melina Marchetta Quintana of Charyn by Melina Marchetta Tell the Truth, Shame the Devil by Melina MarchettaSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


5 May 2021

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Melina Marchetta — that Italian girl


The true story behind Looking for Alibrandi (R)


28 Aug 2020

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Melina Marchetta: on writing for a whole new age group

Stories Behind the Story with Better Reading

Award winning author, Melina Marchetta talks to Cheryl Akle about reading the way she writes – across many genres, and how it was more difficult that she expected writing her new series for a younger audience.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


15 Jun 2020

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WRITING ABOUT IDENTITY with Melina Marchetta

WestWords Mini-Masterclass

"The middle ground between tokenism and stereotype is just good storytelling". Australian YA legend Melina Marchetta (Looking for Alibrandi; Saving Francesca; Finnikin of the Rock; The Piper's Son) talks about what she has learnt about writing from the perspective of identity in the 28 years since her first novel was released, and what has changed – or hasn't changed – in the way writers can best approach questions of identity in their work.The WestWords Mini-Masterclasses are supported by the Cultural Fund Copyright Agency.


29 Apr 2020

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Debut author Yumna Kassab's writer's hotline with Melina Marchetta

The Book Show

The first Writer's Hotline with Yumna Kassab, who asks Looking for Alibrandi author, Melina Marchetta, for writing advice.


2 Feb 2020

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Dialogue with Melina Marchetta

Stories Behind the Story with Better Reading

Dialogue expert extraordinaire, Melina Marchetta discusses the importance of dialogue, and how that voice defines her characters, the setting and the story she tells. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


24 Jul 2019

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Melina Marchetta

The Garret: Writers on writing

Melina Marchetta is one of Australia's best-loved novelists. Her most famous work is the multi-award winning Looking For Alibrandi, which was released as a feature film adapted by Melina herself. Melina has published eight other novels, including Saving Francesca and On the Jellicoe Road. In 2011, her novel The Piper’s Son was longlisted for the Miles Franklin Award and shortlisted for the Prime Minister’s Literary Award. She has also written a fantasy trilogy, The Lumatere Chronicles, as well as crime novel, Tell the Truth, Shame the Devil. About The Garret You can read the transcript of this interview at thegarretpodcast.com. You can also follow The Garret on Twitter and Facebook, or follow our host Astrid Edwards on Twitter or Instagram.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


19 Jun 2019

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Stories Behind the Story with Better Reading

Melina Marchetta joins Cheryl Akle to discuss growing up in an Australian-Italian family, her Australian classic, Looking for Alibrandi, and her latest novel, The Place on Dalhousie.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


20 May 2019

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Melina Marchetta: that Italian girl


The real story behind Looking for Alibrandi


18 Apr 2019

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Melina Marchetta's The Place on Dalhousie

Final Draft - Great Conversations

Great Conversations features interviews with authors and writers, exploring books, writing and literary culture from Australia and the world.Today's episode features Melina Marchetta discussing her new novel The Place on Dalhousie.The Place on Dalhousie begins in Queensland where Rosie Gennaro has fled her life and is working as a carer when floods ravage the town. Jimmy Hailler is in town volunteering with the SES and the two come together for a few brief nights.Two years later Rosie is back in Sydney with her young son, living in the house her father built. The house still occupied by Martha, Seb Gennaro’s second wife, the woman Rosie can barely bring herself to talk to.


13 Apr 2019