Melanie Joosten


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Melanie Joosten is a writer who lives in Melbourne. Her first novel, Berlin Syndrome (2011) saw her named as a Sydney Morning Herald Best Young Novelist and awarded the Kathleen Mitchell Award for Young Writers. Berlin Syndrome is currently being turned into a film with a screenplay by Shaun Grant, to be directed by Cate Shortland.

Melanie holds a Bachelor of Creative Arts (Honours), a Master of Arts (Editing) and a Master of Social Work. She has had work published in Best Australian Stories 2014, Meanjin, Kill Your Darlings and Sleepers Almanac. She is a recipient of grants from the Australia Council and Arts Victoria and residencies from Writing Australia and Varuna.

Average rating: 3.48 · 778 ratings · 145 reviews · 9 distinct worksSimilar authors
Berlin Syndrome

3.36 avg rating — 585 ratings — published 2012 — 9 editions
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Gravity Well

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A Long Time Coming

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The Best Australian Stories...

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Kill Your Darlings, January...

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Summer Shorts

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Kill Your Darlings, April 2015

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