Norman Alfred William Lindsay (1879-1969) was an Australian artist. He was a prolific artist, sculptor, writer, editorial cartoonist and scale modeler, as well as being a highly talented boxer. He is widely regarded as one of Australia's greatest artists, producing a vast body of work in different media, including pen drawing, etching, watercolour, oil and sculptures in concrete and bronze. In 1901, he joined the staff of the Sydney Bulletin, a weekly newspaper, magazine and review. Lindsay wrote the children's classic The Magic Pudding in 1918. Many of his novels have a frankness and vitality that matches his art. His other works include: A Curate in Bohemia (1913), The Pen Drawings of Norman Lindsay (1918) and Creative Effort (1920). The Magic Pudding: Being The Adventures of Bunyip Bluegum and his friends Bill Barnacle and Sam Sawnoff is an Australian children's book written and illustrated by Norman Lindsay. It is a picaresque comic fantasy, a classic of Australian children's literature.