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西安外国语大学澳大利亚研究中心系列学术讲座之(二)

2017年05月10日 08:37  点击:[]

 

讲座题目:A Life in Book(书中人生)

  人:John Marsden

       间:2017515周一14:00-16:00

       点:英文学院会议室(教学楼G209

主讲人简介:

John Marsden has been described as 'Australias' king of young adult fiction’ having written more than 40 books, most of them aimed at teenagers, and selling five million copies internationally. He has also written books on the craft of writing, manhood and parenting, and even edited a collection of poems for special occasions. His most recent book is South of Darkness, an adult novel about Australia’s convict period.

After pulling out of law school, Marsden survived on odd jobs, then at 28, enrolled in a teaching course and has never looked backin 2006, his love of education saw him found an alternative school in regional Victoria, of which he remains principal. Teaching fuelled his love of writing too, with his first book published in his mid thirties. Since that time, he has enjoyed great success, his books with themes of depression, isolation and growing up, hitting a nerve with teenagers across the globe. His phenomenally popular Tomorrow series, featuring a troupe of gutsy Australian teenagers, puts old-fashioned adventure back into YA writing and the first volume was made into a much-anticipated film in 2010.

Marsden has won countless awards for his work, including the Childrens Book Council Book of the Year Award, a Victorian Premiers Award and the Christopher Medal in the US.

约翰·马斯登被称为“澳大利亚青少年畅销小说创作之王”。他创作了40多部作品,大部分面向青少年读者,国际销售量超过五百万册。他还曾写过关于写作技巧、人格教育、育儿等领域的著作,并编辑过一部诗集。马斯登最新的作品名为《黑暗之南》,是一部关于澳大利亚作为罪犯流放地时期的小说,主要面向成年读者。

从法学院毕业后,马斯登通过做一些零散的工作勉强度日。在他28岁的时候,他开始从事教学工作,从此一发而不可收。2006年,出于对教育事业的热爱,他在维多利亚州创办了一所创新学校,并担任校长。教学工作也点燃了他对写作的热情,并在三十七岁时出版了第一部作品。从此,他在写作方面获得了巨大的成功。他的写作涵盖了忧郁、孤独、成长等内容,引发了世界各地青少年读者的共鸣。他的《明天》系列作品倍受欢迎,讲述了一群勇敢的澳大利亚青年的探险活动,成功将传统的探险内容融入青少年题材。该系列的第一卷于2010年被拍成电影,广受瞩目。

马斯登的作品获奖无数,包括儿童图书委员会年度最佳书刊奖、维多利亚州州长奖以及美国的克里斯托弗奖章。

讲座内容简介:

John is a practiced speaker and teacher who has spoken to people of all ages across the world about his life, work and inspiration and is happy to speak on panels or in in-conversation sessions. His books cover a multitude of themes, but with much focus on adolescents, including depression, but also adventure (eg the Ellie Chronicles which were made into a film in 2010, Tomorrow, When the War Began). He has an easygoing, set talk about himself and his own work which can be adapted to different audiences and he is happy to facilitate questions himself too (ie just intro and outro required). As an educator (long-time teacher and founder and principal of Candlebark School) he can talk on all aspects of education for international or local schools and indeed would relish the opportunity to speak with local teachers.

拥有作家和教育家双重身份的约翰·马斯登将分享自己的人生经历和创作历程,讲述如何创作出广受青少年喜爱的小说,如何将自己的教育理念融入作品,又是如何付诸实践创办创新学校。

 

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