Irreverent, satirical and original, in the past two decades Nick Earls has established himself as one of the most popular voices in contemporary Australian literature, while never forgetting to make his books utterly readable.
Nick’s latest novel is Analogue Men, a piercingly funny look at the technology crisis facing men who not too long ago thought of themselves as ‘young’ and who are now staring down the barrels of iPads, sexting and emoticons. Protagonist Andrew Van Fleet finds himself swamped by digital technology he can’t work out, saddled with teenagers who speak a language he doesn’t understand and under siege by his father’s short-tempered bulldog.
In conversation with Chris Flynn.
Nick Earls writes long, short and medium-sized fiction, including thirteen novels and numerous shorter works, as well as works for children. His most recent novel, Analogue Men, was published by Random House Australia in July 2014. His novella series, Wisdom Tree, will be published worldwide, one novella per month, from May to September 2016.
Chris Flynn is the author of The Glass Kingdom and A Tiger in Eden, which was shortlisted for the Commonwealth Book Prize. His latest novel is Mammoth, released in March 2020. His fiction and non-fiction have appeared in the Age, the Australian, Griffith Review, Meanjin, Australian Book Review, the Saturday Paper, Smith Journal, the Big Issue, Monster Children, McSweeney’s and many other publications. He has conducted interviews for the Paris Review and is a regular presenter at literary festivals across Australia. Chris lives on Phillip Island, next to a penguin sanctuary.