I had hoped that would help gain Wisdom Tree wider attention. I’m sure Nick did, as well. I’ve been surprised not to hear more about the win, all things considered.
On the other hand, I’m a big believer in looking forward, too. So this year, in time for Cyber Monday and coinciding with the anniversary of Wisdom Tree, Nick’s new novel Analogue Men is up for pre-order. And just check out that cover!
This is the first time Analogue Men will be available for sale outside Australia and New Zealand, and it’s another in a long line of novels that demonstrates I’m just not sure there’s a better and more consistent writer out there than Nick. His books utterly defy categorization — just when you think you have a classic coming-of-age story like Monica Bloom things get a little more complicated, and just when you think you’re reading a novel about a globetrotting comedian that would have likely been shelved in what used to be referred to as “chick lit” (it seems like the publishing industry has moved away from its use, and thank goodness for that), you get a heart-rending backstory.
Analogue Men is about two men on the cusp of fifty staring down the 21st century and hoping for the best, and it’s every bit as hilarious, warm, and serious as Nick’s other novels.