Lola in the Mirror is a love story, firstBut it is also a story of art, crime, mystery and most of all, life. 

Award-winning and bestselling author Trent Dalton has captured readers with books like Boy Swallows Universe, All Our Shimmering Skies and Love Stories. He has made us laugh, and made us cry, but above all, he has drawn us in to his unique world of storytelling. 

His new novel, Lola in the Mirror, is a darkly funny and beautiful story of life, death and a country neck-deep in a housing crisis. Join Trent as he talks about his work's progression from page to stage and screen and how his new novel navigates the intricacies of writing fiction from reality. He delves into that intimate and sometimes-confronting moment we all face when looking in the mirror.

Don’t miss him in conversation with author and broadcaster Indira Naidoo.

If you have chosen to include a signed copy of the book with your ticket purchase, please visit the Gleebooks bookshop on the night to collect your copy.

Trent Dalton (Australian)

Trent Dalton

Trent Dalton is the international bestselling author of Boy Swallows Universe – which broke records to become the fastest selling Australian debut novel ever – All Our Shimmering Skies and Love Stories. His books have sold over 1.2 million copies in Australia alone. Boy Swallows Universe has been adapted to a smash-hit theatrical production by Queensland Theatre Company and will shortly be seen as a major Netflix series.

Indira Naidoo (Australian)

Indira Naidoo

Indira Naidoo is one of Australia’s most popular broadcasters and authors. During her 30-year award-winning journalistic career, she has hosted and reported for some of the country’s most distinguished news and current affairs programs, including ABC’s Late Edition and SBS TV’s World News and the host of ABC Radio's Weekend Nightlife. Indira is currently the host of Evenings on ABC Radio Sydney and Canberra. A passionate advocate for environmental and food sustainability issues, she is the author of the bestselling The Edible Balcony and The Edible City, has designed award-winning gardens and helps community groups build their own food gardens. She is a sought-after speaker and facilitator, and is an ambassador for Sydney’s homeless crisis centre, the Wayside Chapel. Indira’s latest book is The Space Between the Stars on love, loss and the magical power of nature to heal.