Nick Earls

Nick-EarlsNick Earls writes long, short and medium-sized fiction, so far including thirteen novels and numerous shorter works. With the publication of the Word Hunters trilogy in 2012/13, he is now officially also a writer for children.

Reputable reviewers have compared his work with that of Nick Hornby, Raymond Carver, Martin Amis, VS Naipaul, JD Salinger, Woody Allen and Jeffrey Eugenides, which just goes to show that, if you write enough and publish enough, anything can come your way.

He is the winner of a Betty Trask Award (UK) and Children’s Book Council of Australia Book of the Year Award. Perfect Skin was the only novel to be a finalist in the Australian Comedy Awards in 2003, and was adapted into a feature film in Italy (Solo un Padre, Warner Brothers/Cattleya). 48 Shades of Brown was a Kirkus Reviews (US) book of the year selection, and was adapted into a feature film in Australia (Buena Vista/Prima). Five of his novels have been adapted into stage plays.

He has also written for newspapers, including the New York Times, the Australian and the Sydney Morning Herald.

Earls’ novels have appeared on bestseller lists in Australia, the UK and the Amazon Kindle Store.

His most recent novel, Analogue Men, was published by Random House Australia in July 2014.

His novella series, Wisdom Tree, will be published worldwide, one novella per month, from May to September 2016.

Born in Northern Ireland, Earls has spent most of his life in Australia. In 2012, the Age included him among its top ten Greatest Living Australians (along with Bob Hawke, Warwick Capper and Shane Warne …). He placed 12th in a 2013 poll of Australia’s all-time favourite novelists.


Published Works

  • Passion
  • After January (aka After Summer)
  • Zigzag Street
  • Bachelor Kisses
  • Headgames
  • 48 Shades of Brown
  • Perfect Skin
  • World of Chickens (aka Two To Go)
  • Making Laws For Clouds
  • The Thompson Gunner (aka Tumble Turns)
  • Monica Bloom
  • Joel and Cat Set the Story Straight (co-written with Rebecca Sparrow)
  • The True Story of Butterfish
  • The Fix
  • Welcome to Normal
  • Analogue Men

This year Nick Earls is being sponsored by Townsville Catholic Education and St. Francis Primary School

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