John Marsden and Hatchette Australia Prize, 2016

WINNER (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.

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

What the judges said:  COMING SOON

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