Student Edge interviews John Marsden, author of the iconic Tomorrow Series and principal of Candlebark School in Victoria. He candidly shared stories from his difficult days at military school and explained how his love for reading (and some time away in a psychiatric ward) became his salvation.
What were you like as a teenager?
It was a really bad time of my life. I had a really miserable few years, and I think I was very lost and confused. Looking back, I didn’t feel safe, that was one of the dominant feelings. I was trying, somehow, to negotiate a way through a world that I found very confusing and that led me further and further down a pretty depressing path in a quite alienating and depressing place.