Trent Dalton
About the author

Trent Dalton

Trent Dalton is a staff writer for the Weekend Australian Magazine and a former assistant editor of The Courier Mail. He's a two-time winner of a Walkley Award for Excellence in Journalism, a four-time winner of a Kennedy Award for Excellence in NSW Journalism and a four-time winner of the national News Awards Features Journalist of the Year. His debut novel, Boy Swallows Universe, published by HarperCollins in 2018, is a much-loved national bestseller and critically acclaimed, winning the 2019 Indie Book of the Year Award, the MUD Literary Prize, the UTS Glenda Adams Award for New Writing and the People's Choice Award at the 2019 NSW Premier's Literary Awards. In addition, at the 2019 Australian Book Industry Awards, the book won a record four ABIA Awards, including the prestigious Book of the Year Award. Boy Swallows Universe has been published across thirty-four English language and translation territories.

Books by Trent Dalton

Trent Dalton Articles

Podcast: Trent Dalton on the Private Conversations we Have With the Sky

Podcast

6 October 2020

Podcast: Trent Dalton on the Private Conversations we Have With the Sky

    Wild, Magical and Mesmerising: All Our Shimmering Skies by Trent Dalton is Another Literary Triumph

    Review | Our Review

    1 October 2020

    Wild, Magical and Mesmerising: All Our Shimmering Skies by Trent Dalton is Another Literary Triumph

      Take a Sneak Peek at Trent Dalton's Highly Anticipated Second Novel, All Our Shimmering Skies

      Review | Extract

      30 September 2020

      Take a Sneak Peek at Trent Dalton's Highly Anticipated Second Novel, All Our Shimmering Skies

        Awards, Oprah and a TV Deal: Success Continues for Trent Dalton's Boy Swallows Universe

        News

        23 May 2019

        Awards, Oprah and a TV Deal: Success Continues for Trent Dalton's Boy Swallows Universe

          Mother’s Day Book Recommendations: From Sweeping Historical Sagas to Creepy Psychological Thrillers

          News

          8 May 2019

          Mother’s Day Book Recommendations: From Sweeping Historical Sagas to Creepy Psychological Thrillers

            ABIA Shortlist 2019: Stellar Debuts

            News

            24 April 2019

            ABIA Shortlist 2019: Stellar Debuts

              5 Author Podcasts, Perfect for an Easter Road Trip

              News

              18 April 2019

              5 Author Podcasts, Perfect for an Easter Road Trip

                Best Of The Best: Indie Book Awards winners announced

                News

                19 March 2019

                Best Of The Best: Indie Book Awards winners announced

                  Glorious, Big-Hearted Book Triumphs

                  News

                  27 February 2019

                  Glorious, Big-Hearted Book Triumphs

                    Raw, Honest and Beautiful: To My Dad at Christmas by Trent Dalton

                    News

                    14 December 2018

                    Raw, Honest and Beautiful: To My Dad at Christmas by Trent Dalton