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John Marsden


John Marsden is one of Australia’s most celebrated writers for young people. The author of more than 40 books, his many titles include the Tomorrow Series, The Ellie Chronicles, Home and Away and the South of Darkness. He has won every major writing prize in Australia for young people’s fiction. His international awards include American Library Association Best Books of the Year, the Buxtehude Bull in Germany and he has twice been shortlisted for the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Awards. He started his own school, Candlebark, in 2006, and he considers it to be among his proudest achievements.

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  • South of Darkness

    John Marsden is an award-winning writer for both children and adults, as well as an educator.