Nick Earls

Nick Earls is the author of more than twenty books for adults, teenagers and children, including novels such as Zigzag Street, Bachelor Kisses and Analogue Men. His work has won awards in the UK and Australia, among them a Betty Trask Award for Zigzag Street and a Children’s Book Council of Australia Book of the Year Award for 48 Shades of Brown. His books have appeared on bestseller lists in both those countries and in the Amazon Kindle Store. Two of his novels, Perfect Skin and 48 Shades of Brown, have been adapted into feature films and five have been adapted into stage plays.

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An Interview with Nick Earls

‘The surge of technology into our lives hasn’t replaced what we used to do with our time – it’s on top of it, so I’m forever hearing from people who only get to read novels on holidays now. And there, perhaps, is where the novella comes in. It goes deep, but it doesn’t go long. It offers some of the commitment and satisfaction of a novel, but it’s the length of an evening or a domestic plane flight. If the novella didn’t exist, this would be a great time to invent it.’