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John Marsden may well be Australia's most influential author. With more than 30 books and over three million sales, he's certainly one of its most successful. The undisputed king of teenage fiction, his controversial, often dark novels, have bought him a devoted following, and not just in Australia. In 2000, the Swedish Government paid to have one of his books distributed to every child of appropriate age in the country. Who is this man? Why do our children want to hear what he has to say? Offair, ABC, 65 min.