Tristan Bancks | Australian Children's & Teen Author | Kids' & YA Books: July 2008

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Positive Reviews for Mac Slater Coolhunter

Hey. We've had some really good reviews for Mac Slater, Coolhunter 1: The Rules of Cool. It's featured in this month's Dolly Magazine, DMag, Total Girl, Bookseller & Publisher and Magpies, the youth lit journal.

Here's a link to a review that seems to be top of the 'Mac Slater Coolhunter' Google rankings right now (not that I've been googling it).

Will keep you up to date on all shameless propaganda as it happens.


Mac Slater Coolhunter Launch - Byron Bay Writers Festival

Actress and Bestselling author Judy Nunn will be launching my new book at this year's Byron Bay Writers Festival. I was lucky enough to work with Jude for a number of years on TV series Home and Away. She was a real guiding light for us whippersnappers on the show and I'm excited that she'll be launching my book. 

I'm also really looking forward to a session I'm chairing with director Bruce Beresford, film critic David Stratton, actor William McInnes and Malaysian Chaser-style filmmaker, Kam Raslan.

Byron is a fest that I've attended a bunch of times and long-dreamed of being involved with. I've seen dozens of fantastic and inspiring writers speak there over the years.

If you're in the area, I'd love to see you there. The sessions I'll be involved with are below and the full fest guide is at


21 July (Monday) 9.30am-12.30pm Activities Workshop:
Writing the short film

24 July (Thursday) 9.45am-10.45am East Marquee Junior Secondary:
Coolhunters: popular culture & being cool

26 July (Saturday) 3.00pm-4.30pm Lakehouse Launch:
Mac Slater, Coolhunter 1: The Rules of Cool!

26 July (Saturday) 11.45am-12.30pm West Marquee
Meet Tristan Bancks

27 July (Sunday) 3.45pm-4.45pm Macquarie Marquee
Windows on the world: big versus little screen
Chairing a session with Bruce Beresford, David Stratton, William McInnes and Kam Raslan.

Mac Slater Coolhunter 1: The Rules of Cool Hits Shelves

In July 2008 the first in my new book series, Mac Slater, Coolhunter (Random House) hits shelves. I'm super-proud of this book and these characters. I'm currently writing the second in the series, set in my favourite city, New York. You can see the trailer, go behind-the-scenes, read an excerpt, hunt cool and win an 80GB ipod at

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