At 100 years old, Ginger Meggs proves that great storytelling never goes out of style. Join Tristan Bancks (great-great-nephew of original creator Jimmy Bancks) to celebrate four new stories that breathe fresh life into an iconic Aussie character. Kids and grown-ups alike will take delight in the latest adventurous capers of the ginger rascal who never gets old. With MC, Oliver Phommavanh.
Recommended for ages six and up.
Tristan Bancks (Australian)
Tristan Bancks' books for kids and teens include Two Wolves, The Fall, Detention, the Tom Weekly series and Nit Boy. His books have won and been shortlisted for many awards. Tristan is a writer-ambassador for literacy non-profit, Room to Read. He's currently working with producers to develop a number of his books for the screen. His 2021 release is Ginger Meggs, a 100th aniversary book of stories based on characters created by his great-great uncle, Jimmy Bancks, in 1921.
Oliver Phommavanh (Australian)
Oliver Phommavanh loves to make people laugh on the page as an children's author and on the stage as a comedian. Oliver uses his experience as a primary school teacher to inspire kids to write funny stories. He has featured in Writers and Comedy festivals all across Australia and Asia. Oliver's books include Don't Follow Vee, Natural Born Loser, The Other Christy and Thai-riffic! His most recent book is the short story collection Brain Freeze.