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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                      Publisher details

                      Boy Swallows Universe
                      Author
                      Trent Dalton
                      Publisher
                      HarperCollins
                      Genre
                      Fiction
                      Released
                      18 June, 2018

                      Synopsis

                      Brisbane, 1983: A lost father, a mute brother, a mum in jail, a heroin dealer for a stepfather and a notorious crim for a babysitter. It's not as if Eli's life isn't complicated enough already. He's just trying to follow his heart, learning what it takes to be a good man, but life just keeps throwing obstacles in the way - not least of which is Tytus Broz, legendary Brisbane drug dealer.But Eli's life is about to get a whole lot more serious. He's about to fall in love. And, oh yeah, he has to break into Boggo Road Gaol on Christmas Day, to save his mum.A story of brotherhood, true love and the most unlikely of friendships, Boy Swallows Universe will be the most heartbreaking, joyous and exhilarating novel you will read all year.
                      Trent Dalton
                      About the author

                      Trent Dalton

                      Trent Dalton is the author of Beating the Odds which made the Bragg UNSW Press Prize for Science Writing 2015 shortlist. His most recent book is entitled Boy Swallows Universe (June 2018)

                      Books by Trent Dalton

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