In Conversation : Felicity Castagna and Melina Marchetta

By Felicity Castagna, Melina Marchetta and Joanne Kee

Oct 26, 2023

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Join us on Thursday 26th October 6pm for a very special in conversation event with Felicity Castagna (Girls in Boys’ Cars) and Melina Marchetta (Looking for Alibrandi) at Riverside Theatres. This exciting panel will be moderated by NTofP’s Joanne Kee.

The panel discussion will explore the many lives of writers – stage, page and screen.
Your ticket to the Thursday 26 Oct GIBC performance will gain you access to this exclusive NTofP event.

Felicity Castagna has published four novels for adults and young adults including her most recent book, Girls In Boys’ Cars which received The Victorian and Queensland Premier’s Literary Awards and was a CBCA Honour book. Her previous novel, No More Boats was a finalist in the 2018 Miles Franklin Literary Award. Her novel The Incredible Here and Now received The Prime Minister’s Award for Young Adult Literature. She has worked with artists in many different fields to produce cross-artform collaborations, theatre and installation for major festivals.

Melina Marchetta is a bestselling author and script writer, published in more than twenty countries and eighteen languages. Her much-loved Australian classic, Looking for Alibrandi, swept the pool of literary awards when it was published in 1992, and was released as a 2000 film, adapted by Marchetta, winning an AFI Award amongst other awards.  In 2009 she won the prestigious Michael L. Printz Award from the American Library Association for Jellicoe Road. Her fantasy series, The Lumatere Chronicles, was highly acclaimed and award-winning, and her novel The Piper’s Son was longlisted for the Miles Franklin Award.