'Born in Northern Ireland, Nick Earls was nine years old when he emigrated to Australia. He started his working life as a doctor, but the prestige of that career paled in comparison to the thrill of making a living as a writer. The author of Zigzag Street and Analogue Men, he is now in the process of publishing a series of five novellas called ‘Wisdom Tree’. The third in the series, Vancouver, is out this month. We asked Nick to tell us about the books that formed him into the person he is now.'