Colin Thiele

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Birthday
16, 1920
Birthplace
Australia
Death Date
Sep 4, 2006 (85)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
16, 1920
Birthplace
Australia
Death Date
Sep 4, 2006 (85)

About

Remembered for his Sun on the Stubble children's fiction series and for his acclaimed standalone novels February Dragon, Blue Fin, and Storm Boy, Thiele penned over one hundred works during his literary career, many of them set in rural Australia.

Before Fame

Before becoming a writer, he graduated from the University of Adelaide; taught high school and college courses; and served in the Australian Army.

Trivia

In the late 1970s, he was named a Companion of the Order of Australia.

Family Life

A member of a German-speaking family, he grew up in Eudunda, South Australia. He and his wife, Rhonda, raised two children.

Associated With

He and Felice Arena are both well-known Australian children's authors.