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English08 - Two Wolves [Bancks]: About the Author

Year 8 + Modified

Tristan Bancks

Tristan Bancks tells stories for the page and screen. His books for kids and teens include Two Wolves, The FallDetention, the Tom Weekly series, Nit Boy and Ginger Meggs, a 100th anniversary book of short stories based on characters created by his great-great uncle, Jimmy Bancks, in 1921. Tristan’s books have won and been shortlisted for many awards, including a Children’s Book Council of Australia Honour Book, the Prime Minister’s Literary Awards, ABIA, YABBA, KOALA, NSW Premier’s Literary Awards and Queensland Literary Awards. His latest book is Cop and Robber, a tense, fast-paced crime novel with lots of laughs for age 10+.

Source: Reading Australia,

Photo by Amber Melody, courtesy of Penguin Random House Australia

Q & A with Tristan Bancks

"On the Run" by Tristan Bancks


Go behind the scenes on the outdoor writing process on my US middle-grade book ON THE RUN (Farrar Straus & Giroux), released as TWO WOLVES in Australia (Penguin-Random House). The beaches and hinterland of Byron Bay Australia were instrumental in the development of the story and the five-year writing process. For me, Nature is key to creativity.

SOURCE: Tristan Bancks (Nov 10, 2015) YouTube,

Books written by Tristan Bancks