Young-adult novelist Alice Pung reflects on one of her biggest in influences – the much-loved and hugely successful writer John Marsden. In conversation with Amelia Lush, Alice considers how the pioneering author of teen fiction such as Tomorrow, When the War Began affected her own craft. In particular, she contemplates how his frank portrayal of teenage issues inspired her to write more honestly about what matters to young people, including in her novel Laurinda and the Our Australian Girl: Marly series.
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