Gotham: Wisdom Tree 1
Nick Earls


Paperback | May 2016 | Inkerman & Blunt | 9780992498580 | 136pp | 157x120mm | Stocked item (plenty) | GEN | AUD$15.00, NZD$19.99
Digital (EPUB) | May 2016 | Inkerman & Blunt | Stocked item | GEN


Wisdom Tree - Five novellas by best selling author Nick Earls

The novella is back disturbing the literary waters and Australia is leading the surge. Inkerman & Blunt is stirring the waves with these five pocket-sized finely crafted, richly intelligent novellas to be released one novella at a time, on the first of every month from May to September 2016. Wisdom Tree is the accessible book for twenty-first century time-poor, screen devoted readers.

Published as Cargoes in Griffith Review 50 Tall Tales Short—The Novella Project III, Gotham tells of the encounter between music journalist, Jeff Foster, and ‘boy pharaoh’, Na$ti Boi. It reveals how hollow celebrities cast their spell. Think, Bonfire of the Vanities, Tom Wolfe.

Nick Earls is the award winning author of twelve novels and numerous shorter works. With the publication of the Word Hunters trilogy (Penguin 2012­‐2013), he is now officially also a children’s writer. Find out more about him at: nickearls.wordpress.com.


*Winner, People’s Choice Award, 2017 NSW Premiers’ Literary Award, for Vancouver*

*Winner, Sandy Cull, Best Design for a series, Australian Book Design Awards*

*Shortlisted, Christina Stead Prize for Fiction, NSW Premiers’ Literary Awards, for Vancouver*

*Gold Medal Winner, Independent Publishers Book Awards*

*Gold Medal Winner, 2017 eLit Awards*


"This floored me. The format is a game changer and the linked novellas combine to create the best book I’ve read in 12 years, since David Mitchell’s Cloud Atlas. Five complex and distinct stories set in New York, Brisbane, Vancouver, Alaska, and L.A. that somehow magically meet—I can’t quite believe it. Earls has never had his due but if this doesn’t get incredible press from here to Timbuktu, then publishing truly is broken. Or maybe he just fixed it, because Wisdom Tree is a transcendent wonder." Chris Flynn, author of Tiger in Eden and The Glass Kingdom.

'Gotham is the deceptively unobtrusive short book that marks the beginning of one of the most ambitious fiction projects being undertaken in Australian publishing.' Read the full review as published in The Australian.

"A transcendent wonder." ~ Chris Flynn

"You can't write better than this. It's simply perfect." ~ Elizabeth Gilbert 

“One of the most ambitious fiction projects undertaken in Australian publishing.” ~ The Weekend Australian

“A triumphant and extraordinary piece of fiction.” ~ The Sydney Morning Herald 

“The most perfect novella in the history of the format.” ~ North & South