John Marsden has written more than 40 books, mostly for teenagers and children, including Tomorrow When the War Began, So Much to Tell You, and Letters from the Inside. He has sold over five million books worldwide, and has won every major award in Australia for young people's fiction.
Awards: South of Darkness, written for adults, won the Christina Stead Award for Best Novel of 2015. In August 2019, John’s newest book, The Art of Growing Up, a non-fiction work about education and parenting, was published.
Educator: John's passionate interest in education led him to start two schools, Candlebark, on a vast forested estate near Romsey Victoria, and Alice Miller, at Macedon, a Year 7-12 school with a particular emphasis on the creative arts. The two schools enrol 380 students in 2019.
John ensured that his talk was relevant and presented in a stimulating and entertaining manner. His story was riveting. ... keep reading Deakin University
Thank you for speaking at our luncheon. Your address challenged us to review the way we speak and write-we need to always be conscious of how effectively we are communicating with our customers and staff.
He was just brilliant - the children loved him. They laughed at his jokes and stood outside like fans around a rock star. The teachers also really enjoyed this talk - gave them a lot to think about.
He challenged, informed and entertained participants. On our own evaluation forms John was considered as one of the most outstanding and informative speakers at our 3 day conference.
John was a very engaging speaker and we received many positive comments about his presentation.