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Current recipient: John Marsden

The 2018 Dromkeen Medal was awarded to acclaimed Australian author John Marsden.

John is one of Australia’s most respected authors and advocates for children's literature. In a writing career spanning 27 years and more than 40 books, he has influenced and inspired generations of children with his ground-breaking, best-selling books.

John's acclaimed Tomorrow series is the most enduring series published in Australia, and he has won every major writing award in the country for young people's fiction.