Awards & Winners

Melina Marchetta

Date of Birth 25-March-1965
Place of Birth Sydney
(Australia, New South Wales, Oceania)
Nationality Australia
Profession Writer, Novelist, Author
Melina Marchetta is an Australian writer and teacher. Melina is best known as the author of 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, recognising the year's best book for young adults. Marchetta holds a name for being one of the more prominent Australian Authors of present time in Young-Adult Fiction.

Awards by Melina Marchetta

Check all the awards nominated and won by Melina Marchetta.


Michael L. Printz Award
Honored for : Jellicoe Road

Nominations 2009 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
Michael L. Printz Award Jellicoe Road


Aurealis Award for best young-adult novel
Honored for : Finnikin of the Rock


AACTA Award for Best Adapted Screenplay
Honored for : Looking for Alibrandi

Nominations 2000 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
AACTA Award for Best Adapted Screenplay Looking for Alibrandi