John Marsden Research Paper

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John Marsden was born on the 27th of September, 1950. Marsden was born in Victoria, Australia, despite this, he spent his first 10 years of life in the country towns of Kyneton, Victoria and Devonport, Tasmania. His name has a high aspect of respect, due to the fact of being a nephew of well-known colonial Anglican clergyman and magistrate, Samuel Marsden. At the age of 10, Marsden moved to Sydney and later attended, The King’s School, Parramatta, renowned for its military style and approach towards education. Marsden’s hobbies during his spare time included education, scrabble, reading, writing and backyard cricket. After years of study, Marsden was accepted to Sydney University to obtain double degree in Law and Arts, despite dithering his road in life and personal interests. Still studying for his degree in…show more content…
The reasoning behind this crucial decision in his career in audience, was after years of observing the dwindling amount of teenagers that were still reading. Marsden then wrote “So Much to Tell You” in the time span of only three weeks, published in 1987, selling with record numbers, winning numerous awards including the prestigious “Book of the Year” awarded by the CBCA. The following years of Marsden’s writing career had been greeted with success and recognition. Later Writing Career In 1993, Marsden wrote and published Tomorrow, When the War Began, the first book in the Tomorrow series and his most recognized and best-selling book to date. Following the popularity and success of the Tomorrow, When the War Began, Marsden later wrote a sequel to the book and turning the Tomorrow series into a seven book long series. Writing and publishing over 30 books along with over 3 Million sales, John Marsden has definitely deserved his recognition through a rough and bumpy road to success and

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