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

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

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Author Trent Dalton (and yes, that will now be on his email signature) talks to Cheryl about the huge success of Boy Swallows Universe, and how his highly anticipated second novel was inspired by the sky.

About the author:

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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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

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    30 September 2020

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

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                          Publisher details

                          All Our Shimmering Skies
                          Author
                          Trent Dalton
                          Publisher
                          HarperCollins
                          Genres
                          Australian Fiction, Fiction
                          Released
                          01 September, 2021
                          ISBN
                          9781460759325

                          Synopsis

                          The author of Boy Swallows Universe, Trent Dalton returns with All Our Shimmering Skies - the bestselling, critically acclaimed novel destined to become another Australian classic.

                          Darwin, 1942, and as Japanese bombs rain down, motherless Molly Hook, the gravedigger's daughter, turns once again to the sky for guidance. She carries a stone heart inside a duffel bag next to the map that leads to Longcoat Bob, the deep-country sorcerer who put a curse on her family. By her side are the most unlikely travelling companions: Greta, a razor-tongued actress, and Yukio, a fallen Japanese fighter pilot. Run, Molly, run, says the daytime sky. Run to the vine forests. Run to northern Australia's wild and magical monsoon lands. Run to friendship. Run to love. Run. Because the graverobber's coming, Molly, and the night-time sky is coming with him. So run, Molly, run.

                          All Our Shimmering Skies is a story about gifts that fall from the sky, curses we dig from the earth and the secrets we bury inside ourselves. It is an odyssey of true love and grave danger, of darkness and light, of bones and blue skies; a buoyant, beautiful and magical novel abrim with warmth, wit and wonder; and a love letter to Australia and the art of looking up.
                          Trent Dalton
                          About the author

                          Trent Dalton

                          Trent Dalton is the author of Boy Swallows Universe (HarperCollins, 2018), a critically acclaimed national bestseller and winner of the 2019 Indie Book of the Year Award, the MUD Literary Prize, and the UTS Glenda Adams Award for New Writing and the People's Choice Award at the 2019 NSW Premier's Literary Awards. At the 2019 Australian Book Industry Awards, the book won a record four awards, including the prestigious Book of the Year Award. Boy Swallows Universe has been published across thirty-four English language and translation territories. His second novel, All Our Shimmering Skies, was published by HarperCollins in October 2020 and has also become a national bestseller. He's also 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.

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