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Magical thinking and wondrous storytelling with Trent Dalton

Posted on: Wed 7 Oct 2020

If you love your stories told with a hearty sprinkle of imagination and whimsy, and with the forward momentum of a freight train, Trent Dalton’s first two novels could well tick the box. His debut, Boy Swallows Universe, was met with critical acclaim and a garnered him a legion of fans and the follow-up, All Our Shimmering Skies, is certain to follow suit.

Trent Dalton spoke with Festival City’s Sarah Martin about magical thinking and creating adventurous stories that touch on culture, horror and wonder.

Featured in story: Trent Dalton, Author, All Our Shimmering Skies + Boy Swallows Universe

Writer Trent Dalton who wrote “Boy Swallows Universe” photographed in Brisbane photography © Russell Shakespeare 2019

Producer: Sarah Martin

Image credit: Cover art, All Our Shimmering Skies, Designer: Darren Holt

Author Image credit: Russell Shakespeare

Sarah Martin

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