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Issue Details: First known date: 1996... 1996 After January
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'This January is different. School is over for Alex Delaney and he's waiting for his university offer - only seventeen days away. The waiting is killing him. He's not expecting much from January.

'So he's not ready for the girl who cuts past him on a wave. Not at all prepared for her perfect balance, compelling green eyes and gold skin. January is about to change.' (From the publisher's website.)

Adaptations

y separately published work icon After January Philip Dean , Nick Earls , Sydney Brisbane : Currency Press La Boite Theatre , 2000 Z861034 2000 single work drama young adult Alex has eighteen days until he finds out if he got into Arts Law, a week in Caloundra to sleep, swim and watch the cricket, and a mother with a keen interest in his sex life. Fortuna keeps bees, has a nose- ring, and a father who likes to do pottery in the nude. When this unlikely pair meet, the results are both hilarious and heart-warming.

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Teachers' notes via publisher's website.

Notes

  • Included in the 1997 White Raven's Catalogue compiled by the International Youth Library in Munich, Germany. Special mention.

Contents

* Contents derived from the St Lucia, Indooroopilly - St Lucia area, Brisbane - North West, Brisbane, Queensland,:University of Queensland Press , 2009 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Before January Juliet, Nick Earls , single work short story young adult
A teenage boy is fascinated by a fellow actor in a school play.
Note: Appears with the title 'Before January' as a prequel to the 2009 edition of the novel.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Alternative title: After Summer
    • London,
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      England,
      c
      c
      United Kingdom (UK),
      c
      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Walker Books [London] ,
      2004 .
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      Extent: 219p.
      Note/s:
      • Published 7 June 2004
      ISBN: 9781844286300
    • Boston, Massachusetts,
      c
      United States of America (USA),
      c
      Americas,
      :
      Graphia ,
      2005 .
      image of person or book cover 6261669000828851711.jpg
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      Alternative title: After Summer
      Extent: 226p.
      Note/s:
      • Published (May 2, 2005
      ISBN: 9780618457816
    • St Lucia, Indooroopilly - St Lucia area, Brisbane - North West, Brisbane, Queensland,: University of Queensland Press , 2009 .
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      Extent: 255p.
      Edition info: New ed.
      Note/s:
      • This new edition combines the novel After January with a prequel 'Before January' previously published as the short story 'Juliet'. Also includes introduction by Nick Earls.
      • Publication date: 1 February 2010.
      ISBN: 0702228230

Other Formats

  • Also braille, sound recording.

Works about this Work

Ten Great Australian Beach Reads Set at the Beach Liz Ellison , 2018 single work review
— Appears in: The Conversation , 28 December 2018;

— Review of Floundering Romy Ash , 2012 single work novel ; Puberty Blues Kathy Lette , Gabrielle Carey , 1979 single work novel ; Time's Long Ruin : A Novel Stephen Orr , 2008 single work novel ; Breath Tim Winton , 2008 single work novel ; The Empty Beach Peter Corris , 1983 single work novel ; The True Colour of the Sea Robert Drewe , 2018 selected work short story ; Atomic City Sally Breen , 2013 single work novel ; Not Meeting Mr Right Anita Heiss , 2007 single work novel ; After January Nick Earls , 1996 single work novel ; Bluebottle Belinda Castles , 2018 single work novel
The Write Stuff Phil Brown , 2014 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 30 June 2014; (p. 4-5)
'Nick Earls returns to his comedic roots in a nostalgic novel that mines the angst of living in the 21st century...'
Untitled Rosie Thomas , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Viewpoint : On Books for Young Adults , Winter vol. 18 no. 2 2010; (p. 38)

— Review of After January Nick Earls , 1996 single work novel
Untitled Peter Munster , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Fiction Focus : New Titles for Teenagers , vol. 24 no. 2 2010; (p. 61)

— Review of After January Nick Earls , 1996 single work novel
Lyn Linning Interviews Nick Earls Lyn Linning (interviewer), 2010 single work interview
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , March vol. 25 no. 1 2010; (p. 12-14)
Lyn Linning interviews Nick Earls on the release of a new edition of his young adult novel After January
Untitled Margaret Adamson , 1996 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , November vol. 40 no. 4 1996; (p. 37)

— Review of After January Nick Earls , 1996 single work novel
Untitled Anne Hanzl , 1996 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , May vol. 11 no. 2 1996; (p. 47)

— Review of After January Nick Earls , 1996 single work novel
Teen Angst Doesn't Change Shane Strange , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 14 - 15 April 2007; (p. 22)

— Review of After January Nick Earls , 1996 single work novel
Kids' Lit Jill Rowbotham , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 23-24 January 2010; (p. 20)

— Review of After January Nick Earls , 1996 single work novel
Fiction Books Cheryl Jorgensen , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 20 - 21 March 2010; (p. 22)

— Review of After January Nick Earls , 1996 single work novel
Books for Young Men - My (Not So) Short List James Roy , 2004 single work column
— Appears in: Viewpoint : On Books for Young Adults , Winter vol. 12 no. 2 2004; (p. 5-6)
More Novels After January Alana Scott , 2010 single work column
— Appears in: Westside News , 27 January 2010; (p. 9)
Lyn Linning Interviews Nick Earls Lyn Linning (interviewer), 2010 single work interview
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , March vol. 25 no. 1 2010; (p. 12-14)
Lyn Linning interviews Nick Earls on the release of a new edition of his young adult novel After January
Doctor's Novel a Great Success Vicki Englund , 1996 single work biography
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 22 May 1996; (p. 20)
Are Endings Really Necessary? Nick Earls , 1997 single work criticism
— Appears in: Viewpoint : On Books for Young Adults , Winter vol. 5 no. 2 1997; (p. 12)
A brief discussion of open-ended conclusions to novels as opposed to the use of set 'formulas'. Earls recognises the legitimacy of both types, but declares his preference for the former in his own writing. Brief reference is made the conclusion of Earl's novel After January.
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