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Melina Marchetta is an award-winning author who has been published in over twenty countries. Melina has also written for film and television. In 2000 she adapted her classic novel, Looking For Alibrandi for film, and won a number of scriptwriting awards including an AFI and The NSW Premier's Literary Awards. Melina has also wrtten for the award-winning TV series, Dance Academy. Tell the Truth, Shame the Devil, is her first adult crime novel.