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Trent Dalton Trent Dalton i(A67970 works by)
Gender: Male
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BiographyHistory

Trent Dalton has been a feature writer for the Courier-Mail. His journalism has been nominated for and won a range of awards both in Australia and internationally, including a 2015 Walkley Award.

He has also written screenplays, gaining an AFI nomination for 2010's Glen Owen Dodds.

His debut novel, Boy Swallows Universe, was released in June 2018.

Most Referenced Works

Personal Awards

2015 winner Walkley Award Print/Text News Report The Weekend Australian Magazine, “The Ghosts of Murray Street”

Awards for Works

y separately published work icon Boy Swallows Universe Sydney South : Fourth Estate , 2018 13529833 2018 single work novel

'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 if 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.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

2019 longlisted Voss Literary Prize
2019 shortlisted Queensland Literary Awards Queensland Premier's Award for a Work of State Significance
2019 finalist Queensland Literary Awards The Courier-Mail People's Choice Queensland Book of the Year
2019 shortlisted Colin Roderick Award
2019 winner Booksellers Choice Award
2019 longlisted Miles Franklin Literary Award
2019 winner Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIA) Australian Book of the Year
2019 winner New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards People's Choice Award
2019 shortlisted Russell Prize for Humour Writing
2019 winner Indie Awards Book of the Year
2019 winner Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIA) The Matt Richell Award for New Writer
2019 winner Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIA) Australian Literary Fiction Book of the Year
2019 winner New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards Glenda Adams Award for New Writing
2019 shortlisted New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards Christina Stead Prize for Fiction
2019 winner MUD Literary Prize
2019 winner Indie Awards Debut Fiction
form y separately published work icon Glenn Owen Dodds ( dir. Frazer Bailey ) Kenmore : Play TV , 2010 Z1736874 2010 single work film/TV fantasy

'Michael Radcliffe was catching the bus this morning, like he does every day of his everyday life. He didn't expect to have a five-minute sit-down with God, Glenn Owen Dodds that is, a mysterious man who claims to be God. Could he really be God? He seems to know an awful lot about Michael Radcliffe. But what kind of God looks like a hapless mug punter with a frightful filing system? But, then again, how does Glenn Owen Dodds know the meaning of life?'

Source: IMDB. (Sighted 29/10/2010)

2010 nomination Australian Film Institute Awards Best Screenplay in a Short Film
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