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Melina Marchetta

Melina Marchetta and her “emotional universe”

A welcoming neighbourhood, multidimensional characters, a burgeoning community. With a gentle touch, she seeks to shed light on the darkest corners and cracks of the human experience.
A young Maria Pallotta-Chiarolli with her parents in Adelaide, in 1962. (Photo supplied)

Maria Pallotta-Chiarolli: “Part of a tapestry”

Maria Pallotta-Chiarolli’s life is as vibrant as a tapestry of old: her stories finely interwoven with her strong sense of social justice and her desire to include the ones society tends to forget.