John Marsden south_of_darkness2 Joining us at this year’s festival is Australia’s master storyteller, John Marsden. John has won every major writing award in Australia for young people’s fiction, including the 2006 Lloyd O’Neil Award for contributions to Australian publishing and he was also nominated for the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award in 2008.

In October 2014, John released his first novel for adults, South of Darkness, a riveting story of courage, hope and extraordinary adventure. Early bird tickets go on sale in April – make sure you’re on our enews list so you don’t miss out!