Nick Earls is the author of nine books, including the bestselling novels Zigzag Street, Bachelor Kisses and Perfect Skin. His work has been published internationally in English and also in translation, and this led to him being a finalist in the Premier of Queensland’s Awads for Export Achievement in 1999.
Zigzag Street won a Betty Trask Award in the UK in 1998, and is currently being developed into a feature film. Bachelor Kisses was one of Who Weekly’s Books of the Year in 1998, and is currently being adapted for television.
He has written three novels featuring teenage central characters, and 48 Shades of Brown was awarded Book of the Year (older readers) by the Children’s Book Council in 2000. His earlier young-adult novel, After January, was also an award-winner. Both have been successfully adapted for theatre.
His most recent novels are World of Chickens and Making Laws for Clouds and The True Story of Butterfish. The Thompson Gunner, a breathrough novel for Earls, was published in August 2004.