Nick Earls is the author of thirteen books, including five novels with teenage central characters.
48 Shades of Brown was a CBCA book of the year, and his other four young adult novels have all been Notable Books. After January was also shortlisted for the National Children’s Literature Award, won a 3M Talking Book of the Year Award and was shortlisted in the Fairlight Talking book Awards. The International Youth Library, Munich, included it in its White Ravens selection of international notable new books. It was the first of five of Nick Earls’s novels to become plays. Two have also been adapted into feature films.
Nick Earls was the founding chair of the Australian arm of the international aid agency War Child and is now a War Child ambassador. He co-edited and contributed to anthologies that have raised $3 million for War Child, and initiated a War Child/Rotary project to resupply the school libraries of the Solomon Islands with more than 10,000 books donated by Australian publishers. He is or has also been patron of Kids Who Make a Difference and Hands on Art, and an honorary ambassador for the Mater Foundation, the Abused Child Trust and the Pyjama Foundation. On top of that, he was the face of Brisbane Marketing’s ‘Downtown Brisbane’ and ‘Experience Brisbane’ campaigns. His contribution to writing in Queensland led to him being awarded the Queensland Writers Centre’s inaugural Johnno award in 2001 and a Centenary Medal in 2003. His work as a writer, in writing industry development and in support of humanitarian causes led to him being named University of Queensland Alumnus of the Year in 2006. He was also the Queensland Multicultural Champion for 2006. He has an honours degree in Medicine from the University of Queensland, and has lived in Brisbane since migrating as an eight-year-old from Northern Ireland in 1972. London’s Mirror newspaper has called him ‘the first Aussie to make me laugh out loud since Jason Donovan’.
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It’s as though the future is held here. Held at bay, held at more than arm’s length. Held just beyond my reach all the long days of summer. And the waiting is everywhere …
When twins Lexi and Al Hunter stumble upon an old dictionary, their world as they know it changes. Blasted into history to hunt down vanishing words, can they find a way back home?
From award-winning author Nick Earls and illustrator Terry Whidborne comes the second book in a mysterious, action-packed series for the word nerd in us all.
From award-winning author Nick Earls and illustrator Terry Whidborne comes the third and final book in a mysterious, action-packed series for the word nerd in us all.
From award-winning author Nick Earls and illustrator Terry Whidborne comes the book that tells you everything you wanted to know about being a word hunter – and more!
Lexi, Al, Mursili, Will and Car ...
Shortlisted, 2013 Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIA) - Book of the Year for Older Children (8-14 years)Shortlisted 2014 Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year awards (8-10 years)
'Earl's powerful memories of summers at the beach help him bring this landscape to life …' Weekend Australian, January 2010
'It's funny, awkward, insightful and beautifully written. Every single character is brilliant. It's all kinds of wonderful, and there's no reason you shouldn't pick it up.' Steph Bowe – Hey! Teenager of the Year blog – February 2010
The exquisite pain of first love is captured beautifully in After January with the gentle humour that is characteristic of this much-loved author. Courier-Mail, March 2010
'This coming-of-age novel is a celebration of the promise of youth and an exploration of the joy and purity of first love. It's a read in one-sitting kind of book, as relevant today as it was 10 years ago.' Sun-Herald, March 2010