GeneralTravelling, writing, hanging with my family, New York City, spicy food, making movies, escaping, parkour philosophy, Flow, playing tennis, smoothies, listening to Phoenix, Michael Franti, Run-DMC. Swarm Creativity, friends, mashing work and social action, riding my bike, the beach, sleeping, discovering a new city, getting lost in a story, giving, the idea of going to space, living simply, Ben and Jerry’s NY Super Fudge Chunk
MoviesAll time... Stand By Me, Running on Empty, Raging Bull, Donnie Darko, Igby Goes Down, 25th Hour, Pleasantville, Swimming With Sharks, Twelve Angry Men... More Recent Stuff... Juno, Knocked Up, An Inconvenient Truth, The Bourne Ultimatum, The Departed, The Pursuit of Happyness, Wedding Crashers, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Talladega Nights
Books7 Books I Loved As a Kid... Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator - Roald Dahl My Side of the Mountain by Jean Craighead George, Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing by Judy Blume, Huck Finn by Mark Twain, Unreal by Paul Jennings, The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole by Sue Townsend, The Body (Stand By Me) by Stephen King ... 7 Kids’ and Teen Books I Like Now ... The Bugalugs Bum Thief by Tim Winton, The Really, Really High Diving Tower by Dave Metzenthen, Jump Man Series by James Valentine, Scorpia by Anthony Horowitz, Hovercar Racer by Matthew Reilly, Tomorrow, When the War Began series by John Marsden, The Body (Stand By Me) by Stephen King ... 8 Other Books I Love: Reflections on the Art of Living - A Joseph Campbell Companion by Diane K. Osbon, A New Earth by Eckhart Tolle, The Road by Cormac McCarthy, Siddhartha by Herman Hesse, A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway, The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway, The Catcher in the Rye by J.D.Salinger, 25th Hour by David Benioff,
HeroesJoseph Campbell, Eckart Tolle, Kevin Spacey, Bono, Walt Disney, Buddha, Robert Rodriguez, Martin Scorsese, Stephen King. My childhood hero was Eddie Murphy. Before he went all Dr. Dolittle.
About me:I write books for kids and teens. My Middle-Grade series Mac Slater Hunts the Cool has just hit US shelves. Here, you can find out the latest on my upcoming releases, events and news, watch movies and book trailers and connect with my stories in lots of interesting ways. For more info and links to my blog, Twitter and Youtube check out www.tristanbancks.com and www.macslater.com
Who I'd like to meet:Joseph Campbell, Bono, Eckart Tolle, Kevin Spacey, Cormac McCarthy, Walt Disney, Buddha, Jessica Alba, Robert Rodriguez, Joan Cusack, Martin Scorsese, David Belle, Stephen King.
- Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius
- Occupation: Author, Filmmaker, Presenter