Glorious, Big-Hearted Book Triumphs

Glorious, Big-Hearted Book Triumphs

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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                      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.

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