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Glorious, Big-Hearted Book Triumphs

February 27, 2019

Trent Dalton’s Boy Swallows Universe has officially sold over 100,000 copies in Australia since its publication in July 2018.

Loved by Australian readers nationwide, the book has also received critical acclaim, being shortlisted for the 2019 Indie Book Awards, and just last week winning the MUD Literary Prize.

Boy Swallows Universe has now become an international phenomenon, due to be published across all of the major publishing territories, in 28 languages, with screen and theatre rights to be announced in the future.

This exciting news is a huge victory for Australian publishing, and a testament to the talent of Australian writers. It also demonstrates that Australian fiction is on the rise, both at home and overseas, and that readers are investing in debut Australian authors.

Catherine Milne, Head of Fiction at HarperCollins says, ‘It is just a joy to watch so many people – in Australia and around the world – fall in love with such a special novel. Trent Dalton’s Boy Swallows Universe is a glorious, bighearted, irresistible Australian classic, which is going to be loved by readers for years to come.’



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