Podcast: New Rising Star with Trent Dalton

Podcast: New Rising Star with Trent Dalton

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This week Cheryl is joined by Trent Dalton to discuss his debut novel Boy Swallows Universe – an utterly wonderful novel of love, crime, magic, fate and coming of age, set in Brisbane’s violent working class suburban fringe. Together they talk about Trent’s past, and the experiences that led to him becoming a journalist searching for answers and truth.

Podcast guest: Trent Dalton

Trent Dalton is a staff writer for The Weekend Australian Magazine and former assistant editor of The Courier Mail. He’s a two-time winner of a Walkley Award for Excellence in Journalism, a three-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.

 

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Duration: 27 minutes

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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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                      1. Renee Andary says:

                        I read your book over two days- and I have two young kids! I found it so moving. I was totally transported into the worlds created by this magical author.

                        I was so impacted by the prose at one point I stopped reading to find out – who is this author who can create like Ben Okrie?

                        I used to dream of writing a book like this – thank you for bringing it into this world.