Trent Dalton

Trent Dalton writes for the award-winning The Weekend Australian Magazine. A former assistant editor of The Courier-Mail, he has won a Walkley, been a four-time winner of the national News Awards Feature Journalist of the Year Award, and was named Queensland Journalist of the Year at the 2011 Clarion Awards for excellence in Queensland media. His writing includes several short and feature-length film screenplays. His latest feature film screenplay, Home, is a love story inspired by his non-fiction collection Detours: Stories from the Street (2011), the culmination of three months immersed in Brisbane's homeless community, the proceeds of which went back to the 20 people featured within its pages. His journalism has twice been nominated for ...more

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Boy Swallows Universe

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April 2019, Trent Dalton
"Australian journalist Trent Dalton used his own childhood as inspiration for Boy Swallows Universe , one of the most anticipated debut novels of the year. He told Goodreads, "I promised myself that whenever it came time for me to share my story, I'd be all in. I'd give it everything, heart and soul, like all those kind people have given me everything in the name of journalism." " ...More

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“Dormant true love, there for everybody, just waiting to be found, erupting when the thread of existence collides with chance and the eyes of two lovers meet. Boom. From what I’ve seen of it, true love is hard. Real romance has death in it. It has midnight shakes and flecks of shit across a bedsheet. True love like this dies if it has to wait for fate. True love like this asks lovers to cast aside what is meant to be and work with what is.”
Trent Dalton, Boy Swallows Universe

“...hugging Dad back feels like the good thing to do and my hope is to grow into a good man, so I do it.”
Trent Dalton, Boy Swallows Universe
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“Maybe we'd all be much more effective communicators if we all shut up more.”
Trent Dalton, Boy Swallows Universe

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