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.