Nick Earls


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Nick Earls is the author of twelve books, including bestselling novels such as Zigzag Street, Bachelor Kisses, Perfect Skin and World of Chickens. 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 Awards 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. Perfect Skin was the only novel nominated for an Australian Comedy Award in 2003, and has recently been filmed in Italy.

He has written five novels with teenage central characters. 48 Shades of Brown was awarded Book of the Year (older read
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Average rating: 3.64 · 8,289 ratings · 670 reviews · 67 distinct worksSimilar authors
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3.78 avg rating — 1,183 ratings — published 2007 — 8 editions
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48 Shades of Brown

3.48 avg rating — 1,153 ratings — published 1999 — 17 editions
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Zigzag Street

3.90 avg rating — 951 ratings — published 1996 — 7 editions
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Bachelor Kisses

3.60 avg rating — 649 ratings — published 1998 — 7 editions
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Perfect Skin

3.74 avg rating — 556 ratings — published 2000 — 10 editions
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Headgames

3.47 avg rating — 356 ratings — published 1999 — 8 editions
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After Summer

3.57 avg rating — 417 ratings — published 1996 — 11 editions
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The True Story of Butterfish

3.50 avg rating — 307 ratings — published 2008 — 9 editions
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World of Chickens

3.69 avg rating — 281 ratings — published 1977 — 3 editions
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The Fix

3.35 avg rating — 282 ratings — published 2011 — 4 editions
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“Sometimes it feels like I live in such a shit town. It meets all reasonable definitions of a shit town. There are still men who put on hats to drive on these roads, our only celebrities are sports stars and newsreaders, and everyone you meet already knows your mother. p.34”
Nick Earls, World of Chickens

“Sir Joh Bjelke-Petersen has been the Queensland premier the whole time we've been in Australia, and the state is a national joke for having a Deep North government thats said to resemble governments of a generation or more ago in some parts of the US Deep South - governments that always talk about getting things done and never talk about rights.”
Nick Earls, World of Chickens

“We're an easy target for remarks about crossing the border and turning the clock back fifteen years, or a hundred. We're a state that's known for pineapples and cane toads, old bad attitudes and the brain-addling heat that comes from the Tropic of Capricorn sitting right across our middle. We're that kind of state - hot and steamy, unlovely and unloved, far too much fodder here for metaphors about festering and putrefaction.”
Nick Earls, World of Chickens

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