Tristan Bancks

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Tristan Bancks is a children’s and teen author with a background in acting and filmmaking. His books include the My Life series, Mac Slater (Australia and US) and Two Wolves, a crime-mystery novel for middle-graders. Two Wolves won Honour Book in the 2015 Children’s Book Council of Australia Book of the Year Awards. It also won the YABBA and KOALA Children’s Choice Awards. It is released in the US as On the Run (Farrar Straus Giroux). Tristan's short films as writer and director have won a number of awards and have screened widely in festivals and on TV. His most recent book is My Life & Other Stuff Massive Mistakes, a third book of weird-funny-gross, semi-autobiographical short stories. Tristan is excited by the future of storytelling ...more

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Writing is hard when you’re a kid. It’s tough when you’re an adult. But there are five key tools to make it easier. In this video mini-series I will share tips to help make your stories shine and leave your friends and family wanting more. I’ll release one video each Wednesday for the next five weeks, so check back here or on YouTube. You can also check out my Create page. Good luck! Let me kn...

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Two Wolves

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The Fall

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On the Run

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Mac Slater Hunts the Cool

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My Life And Other Stuff I M...

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October 2009, Tristan Bancks
" What Readers want to know... SS: If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be? TB: Universal Studios Islands of Adventure. Preferably on the 4D Spiderman ride. SS: What’s your best quality? TB: My energy and..." ...More

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The Fall by Tristan Bancks
"4 1/2 stars. Fast paced and tension filled. The author knows how to capture the reader and take them on a journey. I loved Two Wolves and this was another great read from him.
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"Another fast paced action book from Tristan Bancks, very enjoyable."
The Fall by Tristan Bancks
"Great read by Tristan Bancks, The Fall is the story of a young boy over a period of a few days. He stays with his dad who is a crime journalist, but finds himself left alone for long periods of time. He witnesses an argument between two men in the..." Read more of this review »
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" So good to hear. Thanks for spreading the word.

There's a chapter sampler here and letter of intro to the book here if it's useful: http://www.tristanb
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The Power of Myth by Joseph Campbell
“We're so engaged in doing things to achieve purposes of outer value that we forget the inner value, the rapture that is associated with being alive, is what it is all about.”
Joseph Campbell
The Power of Myth by Joseph Campbell
“Sit in a room and read--and read and read. And read the right books by the right people. Your mind is brought onto that level, and you have a nice, mild, slow-burning rapture all the time.”
Joseph Campbell
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“. A terrible battle between two wolves. One wolf is bad - pride, jealousy, greed. The other wolf is good - kindness, hope, truth. The child asks, 'Who will win?' The grandfather answers simply, 'The one you feed.”
Tristan Bancks, Two Wolves

“Queensland.”
Tristan Bancks, The Fall

“Melbourne.”
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“Life is available only in the present moment.”
Thich Nhat Hanh, Taming the Tiger Within: Meditations on Transforming Difficult Emotions

“Drink your tea slowly and reverently, as if it is the axis on which the world earth revolves - slowly, evenly, without rushing toward the future.”
Thich Nhat Hanh

“When you plant lettuce, if it does not grow well, you
don't blame the lettuce. You look for reasons it is not
doing well. It may need fertilizer, or more water, or
less sun. You never blame the lettuce. Yet if we have
problems with our friends or family, we blame the other
person. But if we know how to take care of them, they will
grow well, like the lettuce. Blaming has no positive
effect at all, nor does trying to persuade using reason
and argument. That is my experience. No blame, no
reasoning, no argument, just understanding. If you
understand, and you show that you understand, you can
love, and the situation will change”
Thich Nhat Hanh

“For what I always hated and detested and cursed above all things was this contentment, this healthiness and comfort, this carefully preserved optimism of the middle classes, this fat and prosperous brood of mediocrity.”
Hermann Hesse, Steppenwolf

“The goal of life is to make your heartbeat match the beat of the universe, to match your nature with Nature.”
Joseph Campbell, A Joseph Campbell Companion: Reflections on the Art of Living




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message 2: by VictoriousViolinist (last edited Oct 14, 2014 09:59PM)

VictoriousViolinist Hi Mr Bancks,

Thank you for being my friend, I really enjoyed your speech at the Brisbane Writers Festival.

Thank you once again,
Emily or Victorious Violinist

P.S My friend Chloe really loves you too!!


Juliet Sampson Hi Trisan,
Great to be friends. Look forward to sharing some interesting books.
Best wishes
Juliet M Sampson


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