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PhD Candidate in Creative Writing, The University of Queensland

Nick Earls was admitted as a PhD candidate on 28/4/2014 and has passed confirmation and mid-candidature review.

His PhD project involves writing and publishing Wisdom Tree, a series of novellas, and explores the possibility that technological advances have changed the prospects for novellas. Wisdom Tree was awarded a gold medal at the Independent Publisher Book Awards (US) in 2017, and one to the novellas is the series, Vancouver, is currently shortlisted for the Christina Stead Prize for Fiction.

Prior to publishing the novellas, he had published 20 books for adults, teenagers and children.


  • –present
    PhD Candidate in Creative Writing, University of Queensland


  • 1986 
    University of Queensland, MBBS (Hons)