John Marsden

John Marsden

John Marsden is the author of many award-winning books for young adults including the seven-volume Tomorrowseries. He has also written extensively about the creative writing process.

In a sixteen-year writing career John Marsden has written and edited more than thirty books, which have sold over three million copies world-wide. His novels include Letters From the Inside and Tomorrow, When the War Began, and his non-fiction titles include Secret Men’s Business andThe Boy You Brought Home.

John has won every major writing award in Australia for young people’s fiction. Internationally, he has twice been named among Best Books of the Year by the American Library Association and once by Publishers’ Weekly (U.S.A.), has been runner-up for Dutch Children’s Book of the Year and short-listed for the German Young Readers’ Award, won the Grand Jury Prize as Austria’s Most Popular Writer for Teenagers, and won the coveted Buxtehuder Bulle in Germany.


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