Nina Kenwood, in conversation with Melina Marchetta

It Sounded Better In My Head This Young Adult novel won the 2018 Text Prize and it’s a truly uplifting, joyful read.

The romantic comedy of the year, this is the story of Natalie: unsure of herself in the summer between high school and university, Natalie’s world is falling apart. Her parents are separating and her two best friends have hooked up, leaving her always on the sidelines. It’s a time of change and uncertainty, but then an unexpected romance complicates things even more.

This book is for anyone that’s ever hidden in the bathroom at a party or cringed inwardly at something they’ve said. It’s for the awkward teen in all of us!

It Sounded Better in My Head is a YA release that will appeal to women everywhere. Nina Kenwood is a bookseller from Melbourne who has been writing in secret until winning the Text Prize last year and she will be in conversation with popular Sydney author Melina Marchetta.

Mosman Council Event Free Event


  • Friday 16 August 2019
  • 2.00pm – 3.00pm


  • Barry O’Keefe Library (Mosman Library Service)
  • Library Walk, 605 Military Road, Mosman


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