John Marsden

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Entry for the US Dictionary of Literary Biography on Australia's most successful writer for Young Adults, John Marsden. The article is 6000 words long, tracks Marsden's writing career and positions his work in Australia's changing cultural and political contexts at the end of the 20th century. It explores Marsden's interest in the relationship between the creative process and education, and questions the gap between his popularity with young adult readers and the ambivalence of adult critics.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDictionary of Literary Biography 391: Young Adult Novelists
EditorsAnne Hiebert Alton
Place of PublicationFarmington Hills, Michigan
PublisherGale, a Cengage Company
Number of pages11
ISBN (Print)978-0-0286-7237-3
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2023

Publication series

NameDictionary of Literary Biography: Young Adult Novelists, Second Series
PublisherGale: a Cengage Company; A Brucoli Clark Layman Inc Book


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