11 Nov 2017

Nick Earls - Short and sweet fiction

From Saturday Morning, 11:40 am on 11 November 2017

Brisbane author Nick Earls mostly writes funny fiction. And he's busy - so far having written a total of 26 books for adults, teenagers and children. He's on his way to Aotearoa in March 2018 to speak at a New Zealand Festival Writers and Readers event. Last year he published his Wisdom Tree series of five novellas in five months - they were released simultaneously in print, as ebooks and as audiobooks - it was a risky business as novellas are usually shunned by mainstream publishing, but it paid off. He is the winner of a number of awards, including a Betty Trask Award (UK) and Children's Book Council of Australia Book of the Year Award. His Wisdom Tree novellas have won gold medals in the Independent Publisher Book Awards and the eLit Book Awards in the US, the People's Choice Award at the 2017 NSW Premier's Literary Awards and an Australian Book Design Award.