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Gender: Male
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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 All Our Shimmering Skies Sydney : Fourth Estate , 2020 18652700 2020 single work novel historical fiction

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

'Darwin, 1942, and as Japanese bombs rain overhead, 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: a razor-tongued actress named Greta and a fallen Japanese fighter pilot named Yukio. ‘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 the darkness and the light; of bones and blue skies. A buoyant, beautiful and magical novel abrim with warmth, wit and wonder, a love letter to Australia and the art of looking up.' (Publication summary)

2021 longlisted APA Book Design Awards Best Designed Commercial Fiction Cover designed by Darren Holt
2021 longlisted Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIA) Australian Literary Fiction Book of the Year
2021 shortlisted Indie Awards Fiction
2020 shortlisted Dymocks Book of the Year
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.

2020 longlisted International Awards International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award
2019 longlisted International Awards International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award
2019 shortlisted 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 Australian Booksellers Association Awards 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
2018 winner Dymocks Book of the Year
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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