|Name Nick Earls|
Movies 48 Shades, Just a Father
|Born Nicholas Francis Ward Earls
8 October 1963 (age 52)
Newtownards, Northern Ireland, UK (1963-10-08) |
Books 48 Shades of Brown, Perfect skin, After January, The Word Hunters: The Lost, Bachelor Kisses
Similar People Sonya Hartnett, Luca Lucini, Christos Tsiolkas, Kathy Lette, Craig Silvey
Education University of Queensland
Nicholas Francis Ward "Nick" Earls (born 8 October 1963) is a novelist from Brisbane, Australia, who writes humorous popular fiction about everyday life. He has been compared to Nick Hornby. The majority of his novels are set in his home town of Brisbane, which has given him a high local profile. He fronted a major Brisbane tourism campaign.
Nick earls interview about the fix random book talk
Earls was born on 8 October 1963 in Newtownards, Northern Ireland. He emigrated to Australia with his parents and sister at the age of nine. Living in Brisbane, he was educated at the Anglican Church Grammar School there. He completed a medical degree at the University of Queensland and worked as a GP before turning to writing.
Zigzag Street, his second novel, won the Betty Trask Award in 1998 (sharing with Kiran Desai's Hullaballoo in the Guava Orchard). His young-adult novel, 48 Shades of Brown, won the Children's Book Council of Australia Book of the Year Award for older readers in 2000. Several of his novels (After January and 48 Shades of Brown) have been adapted for theatre, and 48 Shades of Brown was adapted into a film entitled 48 Shades, released in August 2006. Earls has also written other novels, including Bachelor Kisses (which borrows its title from a song by Brisbane band The Go-Betweens), Perfect Skin, World of Chickens, The Thompson Gunner, and young adult novels After January, and Making Laws for Clouds.
Earls has also contributed to the four best-selling anthologies in the Girls' Night In series as well as Kids' Night In and Kids' Night In 2 as editor. His most recent novels are Welcome to Normal, a collection of original short stories, The True Story of Butterfish, about a former rock star re-adjusting to mundane life in the Brisbane suburbs, and Monica Bloom, based on his own adolescent experience of an ill-fated crush.
Several of his books have been adapted for the stage by Brisbane's La Boite Theatre Company.
He is referenced in the film All My Friends Are Leaving Brisbane.