To mark 25 years of the classic Australian ‘coming of age’ novel, Looking for Alibrandi, our all-star panel lovingly recreates the central plot point when Josie Alibrandi makes a speech at Have a Say Day in Martin Place and meets Jacob Coote for the first time. Host Pia Miranda joins Looking for Alibrandi author Melina Marchetta, Yassmin Abdel-Magied, Mark Di Stefano, Gen Fricker, Brodie Lancaster and Rajith Savanadasa as they unleash their inner Josies and have their say.

Melina Marchetta (Australian)

Melina Marchetta

Melina Marchetta is the bestselling author of nine novels (including the classic Looking for Alibrandi) which have been published in more than twenty countries. Her work has won multiple awards, and she has also written award-winning screenplays and televisions scripts. Her new novel is The Place on Dalhousie. She lives in Sydney.