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David Metzenthen


David Metzenthen is a Melbourne-based author for young readers. He’s written dozens of books for children and young adults, including Johnny Hart’s Heroes, Boys of Blood and Bone, Wildlight: A Journey and Jarvis. His most recent book, One Minute’s Silence, won the Children’s Fiction category in the 2015 Prime Minister’s Literary Awards.


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