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Author Spotlight: John Marsden

July 19, 2019

John Marsden 

Australia’s King of Young Adult Fiction 

John Marsden is a staple of Australian Culture. His novel, Tomorrow, When the War Began launched his career. It is also, to date, his most acclaimed and best-selling works. The 7-book series is the biggest contributor to John’s claim of having won every major writing award in Australia for young adult fiction. His works are not only critically acclaimed, but are beloved of whole generations of Australians who read his books

In anticipation of Marsden’s upcoming non-fiction manifesto, The Art of Growing Up, we’re naming our top Marsden books. Now is the perfect time to catch up on your John Marsden reading before you start on his newest book, out now!

The Art of Growing Up

The Art of Growing Up

When I hear parents say 'I want my children to enjoy their childhood; there'll be time when they're older to learn about those things', I hear the voices of those who are scared of the vastness... Read More

Tomorrow, When the War Began

Tomorrow, When the War Began

The book that began the series that became the legend ... NOW A MAJOR TELEVISION SERIES"The best series for Australian teens of all... Read More

South of Darkness

South of Darkness

A riveting story of courage, hope and extraordinary adventure."You will hardly read a more fascinating account of a convict's voyage to Australia" Australian... Read More

Letters from the Inside

Letters from the Inside

From the multi-award winning and bestselling author of Tomorrow, When the War Began"[An] extraordinarily sensitive and engaging novel" The Guardian Read More

While I Live: The Ellie Chronicles 1

While I Live: The Ellie Chronicles 1

The follow-up to the bestselling Tomorrow seriesBOOK 1 IN THE ELLIE CHRONICLES TRILOGY"Addictive reading" Sydney Morning Herald Read More

Out of Time

Out of Time

"Australia's king of young adult fiction" The AustralianJames reads by his open bedroom window at night. Other lives and other worlds beckon. One of these worlds... Read More

Checkers

Checkers

"Australia's king of young adult fiction" The AustralianShe has parents, a brother, friends and a dog. Sometimes the dog seems like the only one she can trust. Read More

 

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