Melina Marchetta

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Melina Marchetta was born on 25 March, 1965 in Sydney, Australia, is a Writer. Discover Melina Marchetta’s Biography, Age, Height, Physical Stats, Dating/Affairs, Family and career updates. Learn How rich is She in this year and how She spends money? Also learn how She earned most of networth at the age of 55 years old?

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Age55 years old
Zodiac SignAries
Born25 March 1965
Birthday25 March
BirthplaceSydney, Australia

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She is currently working on getting the Jellicoe Road movie script into production, while also working on writing the script for Saving Francesca. She has told fans that she is working on another book, which came out in 2016 titled Tell The Truth, Shame The Devil. Melina then went on to collaborate with Kathryn Barker on a book When Rosie Met Jim/ Shoeboxes: Volume 22. In 2019, she released The Place on Dalhousie.


She is currently working on the screenplay of her novel On the Jellicoe Road. In interviews she has announced that she will be trying to keep the film as similar to events in the book. “I’m always irritated when I watch films that were based from books, but where whole scenes are just cut out. It’s really a disappointment” she told the Australian YA Circle, in an Interview earlier in March 2012. “I don’t want Jellicoe Road to be those books that should never have been made into a film sort of thing.” The development of the film is being kept strictly closed, but there is talks about cast members being auditioned as close as late this year.


Her fifth novel, The Piper’s Son was released in Australia in 2010 and is an accompanying novel to Saving Francesca, but through the perspective of another character in the book.


Marchetta’s fourth novel, the fantasy epic Finnikin of the Rock, was released by Penguin Australia in October 2008. It has since won the 2008 Aurealis Award for best young-adult novel and the 2009 ABIA (Australian Booksellers Industry Awards) Book of the Year for Older Children, and was recently shortlisted for the 2009 CBCA Children’s Book of the Year Award: Older Readers. In the USA Finnikin has received starred reviews from Publisher’s Weekly, School Library Journal, Booklist and the Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books.


While writing the AFI award-winning screenplay Marchetta taught English, Italian and History full-time for ten years at a city high school for boys. During that time she released her second novel, Saving Francesca in 2003, followed by On the Jellicoe Road in 2006. Both novels have been published in more than 6 countries, with Saving Francesca translated into 4 languages. In its U.S. edition, Jellicoe Road won the 2009 Printz Award for “literary excellence in young adult literature”.


Marchetta wrote the screenplay for the film Looking for Alibrandi (1999), a film starring Pia Miranda, Greta Scacchi and Anthony La Paglia. The film received rave reviews and was a huge box office success, winning five awards including an AFI award and an Independent Film Award for best screenplay, as well as the NSW Premier’s Literary Award and the Film Critics Circle of Australia Award.


Her first novel, Looking for Alibrandi was released in 1992 to much acclaim with a first print-run sellout within two months of its release. Published in 14 countries, including 11 translated editions, Looking for Alibrandi swept the pool of literary awards for young adult fiction in 1993 including the coveted CBCA Children’s Book of the Year Award: Older Readers. Dubbed “the most stolen library book”, the popular novel has sold more than half a million copies worldwide and was followed by her film adaptation of the same title released in 1999, Looking for Alibrandi.


Carmelina Marchetta (born 25 March 1965) is an Australian writer and teacher. Marchetta is best known as the author of teen novels, Looking for Alibrandi, Saving Francesca and On the Jellicoe Road. She has twice been awarded the CBCA Children’s Book of the Year Award: Older Readers, in 1993 and 2004. For Jellicoe Road she won the 2009 Michael L. Printz Award from the American Library Association, recognizing the year’s best book for young adults.

Melina Marchetta was born in Sydney on 25 March 1965. She is of Italian descent; a middle child with two sisters. Marchetta attended high school at Rosebank College in the Sydney suburb of Five Dock. She left school at age fifteen as she was not confident in her academic ability. She then enrolled in a business school which helped her gain employment with the Commonwealth Bank of Australia and later at a travel agency. This work gave her confidence to return to study and gain a teaching degree from the Australian Catholic University. She then got a job teaching at St Mary’s Cathedral College, Sydney in the heart of the Sydney CBD until 2006. She now writes full-time.