Author Archives: melina marchetta

Riverbend Books, Brisbane Fri 4th Nov

Just a reminder for Brisbane peeps that I will be speaking at both Avid Books and Riverbend books this weekend.

Below is from Riverbend’s website. It costs $5.00 and you can book here.


Join us at 6.30pm on Friday the 4th of November as Melina Marchetta chats about her gripping new crime novel, Tell The Truth, Shame The Devil. 

Best known as Australia’s best-selling young adult fiction writer (Looking for Alibrandi, On Jellicoe Road, Saving Francesca), this is Melina’s first foray into Crime – and she has all the critics raving.  Book your tickets to hear about her transition to the dark side of crime!

‘A novel of great scope, of past and present, and above all, the Marchetta trademark of a fierce and loving heart.’
Marcus Zusak

New York event

For those in the US, the novel is coming out on the 10th of October. I received a copy today. Still caressing it.

I have an event with the generous Gayle Forman, writer of the wonderful Leave Me.

24 October, 2016, 7pm

Book Culture, 450 Columbus Avenue, New York

I will keep you posted about another event in the works.

Also a quick reminder that I will be speaking at Hornsby Library on Wednesday 21st September.

Bathurst and Canberra dates

Monday, 12 September: Bathurst

5:50 for 6:00pm        Presented by Books Plus ABC Centre

                                          In conversation with Jenny Barry

Piper Function Room, Oxford Hotel, 170 William St, Bathurst

Tickets: $15 inc light refreshments

Bookings: Books Plus on 02 6331 5994 or

 Sunday 27th November: Canberra

3:30pm         MUSE BOOKSHOP / in-conversation            

                        Venue: East Hotel    

Address:        69 Canberra Ave, Kingston ACT 2604; 02 6178 0024

Tickets:          $10 inc a coffee/glass of wine/sparkling water