John Marsden and Hatchette Australia Prize, 2016

WINNER – FICTION (age 14)

The John Marsden and Hatchette Australia Prize for Young Writers for fiction for Marmalade.

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From left to right: Charlotte Head (winner, Poetry), Darrelyn Nguyen (winner, Non-fiction), Me

This award is divided into 3 categories: Fiction, Non-fiction and Poetry, and I won the fiction category. Along with 14 others shortlisted, I attended a masterclass with award-winning author James Phelan, and a meet-and-greet with John Marsden. Winners were also presented with a selection of young-adult titles from Hatchette Publishing, and $500. The award is in its tenth year, and was judged by best-selling Australian YA author John Marsden, and the Publishing Director of Hatchette Australia, Fiona Hazard. Read more

Photos courtesy of Express Media.

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All the finalists and winners, on stage.
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From left to right: Charlotte Head (Poetry), Darrelyn Nguyen, (Non-fiction), John Marsden, Fiona Hazard, Me
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The finalists and award winners, after being presented with their awards on stage.
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During the masterclass with James Phealan.
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During the master class with James Phelan (pictured right).
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