The Late Colin Thiele, born in 1921 in South Australia, wrote more than 100 books which often described life in rural Australia, particularly the Coorong region of coastal South Australia. Several of his books have been made into films or television series, including Sun on the Stubble, The Fire in the Stone, Blue Fin and Storm Boy. The Thiele Library at the Magill Campus of the University of South Australia was named after him many years before his death. The Senior Student Shared Library at the Golden Grove Campus is also named after him. Colin died in 2006 at the age of 86.